The Santa Barbara campus proposes to extend the campus' 12kV electrical system to serve the Santa Catalina and Sierra Madre developments on West and North Campuses, respectively. These developments are currently fed by Southern Edison. The proposed project would upgrade the existing campus infrastructure and provide less expensive/more reliable service. The extension would include capacity to serve other nearby campus developments (currently served by Southern California Edison), including Santa Ynez Apartments, Storke Apartments, and West Campus Apartments.
The proposed project would include trenching and electrical duct bank installation through developed areas (paved parking lots and roads) and rud\eral/ornamental vegetation. The project is short term and temporary (3 to 4 months).