Improving service reliability in the Garden Home community
Upgrades to the Garden Home Substation Begin in January 2019.
In 2019, construction crews will begin to replace and upgrade the Garden Home Substation. Originally built in the 1960s, most of the major equipment inside the substation are at or nearing the end of their expected service life. The Garden Home Substation and this work will include upgraded communications, protection equipment, fencing, landscaping and the installation of a new transformer.
When completed, the newly installed substation will increase service reliability and improve overall system operations. The repair, replacement and smart grid upgrades taking place across the Portland metro area are designed to provide added resiliency and reliability for you and 885,000 customers.
What are the anticipated work hours and schedule?
Daytime work hours are Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily.
While not anticipated, weekend work and night work may be required to conduct this work safely and ensure minimal service interruptions.
Construction is slated to begin in January 2019 and will continue through late summer/early fall 2019.
What to expect during construction?
During construction, neighbors may notice an increase in truck traffic and added trucks parked within the public street. To ensure your safety, road and lane closures will be in place for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. In some cases, one-lane and full-street closures are necessary to conduct this work safely. Traffic control plans, including detours, will be in place to ensure drivers, pedestrians and workers are safe. Please stay away from all electrical equipment and cables, and make sure children know to never touch the equipment.
To ensure your home has service during construction, surrounding substations and a mobile substation will continue to provide reliable power to nearby homes while our crews build the new substation.
In early 2019, crews will also work in several neighborhood streets of Garden Home between SW Olsen Road and SW Garden Home Road to replace and upgrade underground cable lines. More details about this project.
Thank you for your patience and support as we work to make electric service smarter and more reliable.