News & Developments
...the power lines will be buried under 28th street!
After a long deliberation, the Public Utilities Commission voted to bury the lines under 28th Street. We're very excited about this decision, and thank the numerous community groups and individuals that donated their time, money, and energy towards achieving this result. THANK YOU!!!
The PUC did not rule on who should pay for the extra cost to bury the lines. However, Xcel has already said they would like to charge the entire rate base (all customers), and our understanding of the law is that the entire rate base should indeed pay for transmission lines. There will be more news regarding the public comment process related to this issue, and we'll do our best to keep you updated. The Coalition and will also play a role in helping to design the sub-stations.
Click here for more information on the MGC's involvement with this issue.