To meet this need, telecommunications companies plan to install small cell equipment on Silicon Valley Power’s (SVP) property with as little disruption to the community as possible. Learn more about the City's plan to deploy 5G.
SVP is proposing to construct approximately 3.5 miles of new 60 kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission line within the northeastern area of the City of Santa Clara. SVP’s primary objective of the SVP South Loop Reconfigure Project (proposed project) is to shift the electrical load demand that is currently being seen on the South Loop Circuit to the East Loop Circuit.
The new power line would begin at the Kifer Substation, located near the corner of Central Expressway and Lafayette Streets, and would continue to the De La Cruz Substation, which is located on Mathew Street. The transmission line would also be routed to several other existing substations located along or near the transmission line corridor, including Fiberglass, Walsh, and Mathew Substations. The majority of the new 60 kV transmission line would be constructed along the following city streets: Lafayette Street, Mathew Street, Martin Avenue and De La Cruz Boulevard. Approximately 3 miles of the proposed route would be located in areas where existing power lines do not currently exist. The remaining segments of the Proposed Project would be along routes that have existing distribution power lines and/or telecommunication lines. Construction is estimated to take approximately 6 months and is anticipated to be completed by February 2022.
SVP has prepared a Mitigated Negative Declaration and supporting Initial Study (IS/MND) describing the project and its potential environmental effects. The Draft IS/MND underwent a public review from May 8 to June 8, 2020.
The City of Santa Clara (City) wishes to provide notice to the Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project relicensing participants and other interested parties that the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Supplement for the Bucks Creek Project is available for public review and comment. This notice is provided pursuant to requirements identified in the CEQA Guidelines, Sec. 15087. The City is acting as the CEQA lead agency for the Project.
The CEQA Supplement supplements the analysis of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Bucks Creek Project.
The comment period on the Draft CEQA Supplement begins on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. All comments on the Draft CEQA Supplement must be filed by 5pm Monday, July 20, 2020.
- Notice of Availability of the Draft CEQA Supplement to the FERC Final EIS for the Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 619)
- Draft CEQA Supplement for Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 619)
- FERC Final Environmental Impact Statement for Hydropower License, Bucks Creek Hydropower Project (FERC Project No. 619)
For more information, please contact, John Davidson, Principal Planner at JDavidson@santaclaraca.gov.
SVP MeterConnect is the City of Santa Clara's advanced meter program that will eventually equip all homes and businesses in the City with modern advanced electric meters. SVP MeterConnect includes the Wi-Fi communications system mounted on streetlights that connects the meters to SVP offices as well as provides communications improvements for other city services. The SVP MeterConnect program is designed to:
- Ensure accurate and secure electricity meter reading that is read remotely by SVP
- Replace outdated and first generation mechanical meter technology with advanced, thoroughly-tested meters and modern technology
- Keep customers informed and educated about plans for deploying advanced meters
- Respond openly and immediately to any customer concerns or questions
SVP began phase two of the meter installations in the Spring of 2018, and anticipate all meters will be installed by the end of 2019. Many questions about SVP MeterConnect are answered on SVP's flyer or Frequently Asked Questions. A video of the residential installation process will also answer many questions.