Round Mountain 500 kV Dynamic Reactive Support Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Document Title
Round Mountain 500 kV Dynamic Reactive Support Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
HP-BA-80 (Habitat Protection District, 80-acre minimum)
Document Description
The Project would involve construction of the Fern Road Substation containing two static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) units (devices used to regulate voltages for transmission networks and assist in ensuring reliable operation of transmissions systems in proximity to a substation) and ancillary components independently connected to the existing PG&E Round Mountain Substation. The Project would support the regional transmission system by providing voltage support and grid stability, which would facilitate the reliable operation of the extra high voltage transmission system proximal to the Round Mountain Substation. The purpose of the Project is to provide dynamic reactive support at the PG&E Round Mountain Substation, a 500 kV level regional substation. Connection to the PG&E Round Mountain Substation would require PG&E to reconfigure approximately 1,000 feet of both the Round Mountain – Table Mountain #1 and #2 500 kV transmission lines for an overhead connection to the Fern Road Substation.

Contact Information

Boris Sanchez
Agency Name
California Public Utilities Commission
Job Title
Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst III
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

David Wilson
Agency Name
LS Power
Job Title
Associate Vice President
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Butte, Shasta
Countywide, Northern California, Statewide
Cross Streets
Fern Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Old Cow Creek, Dry Clover Creek, Glendenning Creek
32 N
1 West

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Development Types
Power:Electric Transmission Lines (Reliability support)(Megawatts 0.001)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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