Northern Substation and Transmission Line Upgrades

Get ready for some good energy in your neighborhood

We all depend on safe, reliable energy. Now more than ever. That’s why we’re working in your neighborhood to make a few improvements to our electrical equipment. (The big trucks are hard to miss.)

This work is one small part of a much larger system upgrade, which includes updating two distribution substations and upgrading six existing transmission lines. In your neighborhood, we are enhancing the Northern substation as well as adding more capacity and flexibility to your local lines.

This will reduce the risk of outages in your area and help us keep up with growth. When our work is done, your energy will be safer and more reliable and take us one step closer to Oregon’s clean energy future. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

We expect to be working from December 2021 through early spring 2022.

You should see us Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Weekend and night hours may be required at times, depending upon the needs of the project.

You will see our crews working in the areas highlighted on the map. We’ll do our best to keep this disruption minimal, but you may hear some construction noise and experience a little more dirt on the sidewalks and streets than usual. We promise we’ll work to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

  • Most of the construction work will take place during the week day, but evening and weekend hours may be necessary

  • Some temporary road, lane and/or sidewalk closures may be required

  • Parking may be impacted near the work area

  • If a planned outage is necessary, you will be contacted at least 48 hours in advance

  • It’s important to always be outage-ready. See how you can take steps to prepare for an outage.

There’s nothing as important as your safety. To keep pedestrians, cyclists and drivers safe, we will close lanes and reserve street parking. This will help make room for equipment and create a safety buffer between you and our crews.

  • Watch for closure signage and note the associated dates

  • Watch for temporary lane or street closures and detours.

  • Allow for extra time for commuting through these areas.

  • Follow directions from any flaggers, detours and signs.

  • Watch for “no parking” signs.

  • Avoid all work areas and equipment.

  • Make sure children know to never touch construction equipment.

Building a brighter energy future for you

Making our equipment safer and more reliable is an investment in a cleaner energy future for Oregon.

Questions about a project?

Call us at 503-612-3730. Please reference P36178.

Para obtener información en español, por favor llame al 503-612-3730 y haga referencia al P36178.