Environmental Assessment for the Construction of a 138-k-V Transmission Line on Eielson AFB Property
ALASKA CALEDONIA ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ESTER
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Eielson is located on lands that are bordered by, and in some cases incorporate, major public infrastructure such as highways, railroads, and utility corridors. One such utility corridor is the Golden Valley Electric Associations GVEA 69-kV power line corridor that runs from its North Pole Power Generating Plant NPPGP in North Pole, Alaska to the Carney Substation next to Pump Station 8 of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Due to age and limited capacity of the transmission line, a new 138-kV line is being proposed for construction that will follow a route through Eielson land along its western border. The proposed action will result in the construction of a 138-kV electrical transmission from the NPPGP to the Carney substation 22 miles to the southeast. The corridor will be 100-feet wide and traverse approximately 8.5 miles of Eielson land. Power line towers will be a double pole design approximately 75-feet in height.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
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