Cascade Crossing Transmission Project
Portland General Electric is proposing to construct, maintain, and operate the Cascade Crossing Transmission Project. This proposal includes approximately 210 miles of 500 kilovolt transmission line from Boardman to Salem, construction of three new substations, expansion of two existing substations, and upgrades to the existing transmission systems near Salem and possibly in the Willamette Valley.
The proposed transmission route includes approximately three miles of Salem BLM managed lands along Highway 22 between Niagara and Lyons. The Forest Service is the lead federal agency for this project while the BLM is a cooperating agency.
This project is subject to distinct review processes, each led by the Oregon Department of Energy and U.S. Forest Service/BLM. These agencies will be hosting joint public scoping and information meetings in a community near you. Detailed maps and information will be presented at the public meetings.
You can also visit the project website for maps, meeting dates, and further information.