- Mar 10, 2022 8:12 pm GMT
Citizens question TEP’s cost estimates for undergrounding the line, citing examples that cost as little as HALF of TEP’s $13MM+ per-mile estimate. See TEP’s cost estimate at https://lnkd.in/eUQHWRjv
In addition, citizens question “TEP’s assertion that maintenance costs of underground lines would be much higher than overhead lines”….(not according to FERC 1 reports filed by other IOU’s)
TEP admits that studies they reviewed indicate that, “though short‐term impacts to property values can occur, long-term property values are not greatly affected by transmission lines.”
But citizens said making only the affected property owners pay for the undergrounding through a special utility district just adds insult to injury. “That’s asking people TEP is damaging to pay for TEP not damaging them,”
This controversial project is worth watching.
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