Construction Begins on UEC Transmission Line

July 15, 2019

Construction is underway on Umatilla Electric’s McNary-to-Hermiston Butte 115-kilovolt transmission line, our third source of 115-kV power into the Hermiston area.

The line will support residential, industrial and agricultural load growth and improve system redundancy and reliability.

Five miles long, the line will begin near the intersection of highways 730 and 395, run south along Lind Road and Geer Road and end at the Hermiston Butte Substation next to the UEC office.

Scheduled project completion is approximately six months.