O’Malley 138 kV Transmission Line and 12.5 kV and 34.5 kV Underground
The improvements included burying a 12.5 kV and 34.5 kV circuit, and construction of a new overhead 138 kV circuit. This project involved the route analysis, cost estimating, value estimating, administration of surveying, parcel platting, SWPPP preparation, and environmental stipulation compliance, title examination, regulatory permitting and the acquisition and purchase of 14 transmission line parcels, 22 underground distribution line parcels, and six temporary construction easements, as well as notifications to all adjacent property owners along the route including 15 with service drop changeovers. One parcel required an appraisal and condemnation. Permits were obtained from the Alaska Railroad Corporation, the DOT, MOA, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and USACE.
69 kV Marathon to Ivanoff Lake Intertie
EPS (D&L) provided professional and engineering services necessary to permit, acquire legal access, design and prepare for construction a nominal 69 kV / 115 kV transmission line that created a double-ended transmission system between Bernice Lake and Soldotna Substations. This project required extensive efforts to resolve conflicts between the operational aspects of the Kenai Airport facilities and the project which was located partially on airport lands. EPS obtained all regulatory permits required by the FAA, USACE, Kenai Peninsula Borough, DOT, State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources and the City of Kenai. Appraisals were performed for key parcels in aid of acquisition of agency owned properties, Alaska Native Corporations and private individuals. A total of eight individual parcels were acquired based on the appraised valuations.