Station H substation

The Station H Substation would improve the reliability and capacity of midtown and downtown. 

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SMUD is proposing to construct a new substation in Sacramento on the northeast corner 6th Street and H Street in downtown Sacramento. The new Station H Substation would be built in the current location of the Station A Substation yard. The Station A building would remain and would be utilized independent of Station H. 

Substations are critical links in the electrical distribution system. Electricity travels through SMUD’s transmission system to substations where it can be converted to a lower voltage before safely being delivered to homes and businesses. The Station H Substation would directly serve the midtown and downtown areas, improving energy reliability and capacity.

Anticipated activities

The proposed scope of work for Final Construction includes:

  • Demolition of existing substation equipment
  • Excavation, grading and surfacing
  • Construction of concrete foundations

 Installation of:

  • Underground conduit and grounding
  • Steel structures and equipment (transformers, metal clad switchgear, circuit breakers/switchers, switches)
  • Electrical buss and wiring
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Cutover of underground transmission and distribution lines from the existing electrical facilities

Environmental

SMUD plans to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) for the project to satisfy the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Public Resources Code [PRC] Section 21000 et seq.) and will serve as the lead agency for CEQA compliance. The purpose of publishing the Draft EIR is to provide sufficient information about the project and its potential environmental impacts to allow agencies and interested parties the opportunity to provide a meaningful response related to the scope and content of the Draft EIR, including mitigation measures that should be considered and alternatives that should be addressed.

Documents

Public meeting

When: Nov 16, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Zoom Webinar - Station H Community Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://smud.zoomgov.com/j/1619876752?pwd=L05PaCtXWm1JM2pEZFBIS1ZEbzdjZz09
Webinar ID: 161 987 6752
Passcode: 523053

Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16692545252,,1619876752#  or +16468287666,,1619876752#

Or Telephone:
    Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 669 254 5252  or +1 646 828 7666

Questions?

SMUD is hosting a public scoping meeting on November 16 from 6-7pm. Please see the Public meeting information above on how to access the meeting.

If you have any questions regarding the environmental process for this project please contact Rob Ferrera at (916) 769-8241 or rob.ferrera@smud.org.