Neskowin Transmission Line

It is the mission of Tillamook PUD to provide safe, reliable and competitively priced power to our customers. We fulfill this mission by looking towards the future to identify the important needs of our electrical system, and how we can best meet these needs.

Tillamook PUD has identified Neskowin as being an area in need of system improvements. In order to meet the growing demands in the Neskowin area, and increase system reliability, Tillamook PUD is proposing to construct a looped 115- kV overhead transmission line and a substation in Neskowin.

Three route segments are being considered. The objective is to construct two of the three segments, to create a more reliable looped system. Two segments have multiple route paths to consider. The routing segments are:

  • Northern: (1) Meda, (2) Nestucca Alternative
  • Eastern: (3) Neskowin BPA Route
  • Southern: (4) Otis Main, (5) Slab Creek Alternative

More information and maps can be viewed in the Neskowin Substation Transmission Line Feasibility Study (PDF).

Proposed Transmission Line Map

To view an interactive map of the proposed transmission line routes, view the Proposed Neskowin Transmission Line Route Map.

Please note this map is an approximation of where the proposed line would be located on the properties it would traverse.

Project Timeline of Events

August 2018

The proposed Neskowin Transmission Line project is currently in the very beginning stages of analysis and development. The preliminary project work includes a Feasibility Study (PDF).

September 2018

Attended the Neskowin Community Association Meeting on Sunday, September 2 at the Neskowin Fire Hall. Provided proposed route information and the below informational packet to attendees.

Neskowin Community Association Meeting Materials(PDF)

December 2018

Attended the Neskowin Citizen’s Advisory Committee meeting on Saturday, December 8 at the Neskowin Fire Hall. Staff provided information regarding routes, processes and procedures, and answered inquiries from attendees.

Materials provided at the meeting are as seen below.

Neskowin Citizen’s Advisory Committee Meeting Materials (PDF)

Proposed Neskowin Substation Location Map (PDF)

October 2020

Tillamook PUD contracted with leidos to perform an analysis on the route access to the proposed Neskowin Substation. The study results can be viewed in the below Neskowin Substation Vehicle Access Path Study document.

Neskowin Substation Vehicle Access Path Study

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