Imperial Valley Policy Driven Upgrade - Fern and Liebert Switching Stations


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial Irrigation District
Document Title
Imperial Valley Policy Driven Upgrade - Fern and Liebert Switching Stations
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

Document Description
In December of 2012, the CA Independent System Operator (CAISO) initiated an accelerated competitive solicitation process conducted for a policy-driven transmission line and collector station in the Imperial Valley area (the "IV Policy Element"). In July in 2013, the IID was selected as the Approved Project Sponsor to finance, own, construct, operate and maintain the IV Policy Element. The project consists of a 230 kV collector station, Liebert Switching Station (Liebert), located approximately one mile north of IV Substation, and an approximately 1.4 mile 230 kV transmission line connecting the collector station to IV Substation. The collector station and transmission line will become network facilities that will be turned over to CAISO operational control once IID's existing S-Line is looped in via a bus tie to Fern, which will be located directly north of and adjacent to Liebert. The IV Policy Element must be constructed in a relatively short timeframe (by 2015 at the latest) due to generation projects in the area that require these facilities to move forward with power purchase and interconnection agreement milestones.

Contact Information
Stephanie L. Sharp
Imperial Irrigation District
PO Box 937
Imperial, CA 92251

Phone : (760) 482-3614


El Centro
Cross Streets
Liebert and Mandarapa Rds
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 8
IID West Side Main, Fernside Main, Fern Canal

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Other Power Type (Switching Station)(230 kV Watts)
Project Issues
Biological Resources Geologic/Seismic Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Other
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 11 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 Colorado River Board Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Resources Agency

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