Riverside Transmission Reliability Project (RTRP)
Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) is proposing the Riverside Transmission Reliability Project (RTRP), which will provide needed energy resources to the city, while improving service reliability for all our customers. See a list of RTRP meeting summaries, documents and links.
Updated May 2018
On April 2, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released its Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Riverside Transmission Reliability Project. In keeping with the open, public nature of this process, the CPUC is now soliciting public comment on the Draft Subsequent EIR for RTRP through May 17, 2018.
The Draft Subsequent EIR is available to view on the CPUC website: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/environment/info/panoramaenv/RTRP/index.html
Please consider submitting a comment letter before May 17, 2018 to the CPUC to express support of the RTRP Hybrid Proposal/Revised Project and its importance to Riverside’s public safety and economic future. Linked below is a sample comment letter template for your convenience.
Comments on the Draft Subsequent EIR can be submitted in the following ways:
- By sending an email to the project email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By sending a fax to (650) 373-1211
Letters must be submitted by May 17, 2018 in order to be included in the official record.
About the Project
The proposed RTRP would include the construction of a new double-circuit 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, a new 230/69 kV electrical substation, and new 69 kV subtransmission lines. The new 230 kV transmission line would connect the proposed substation, located on RPU-owned land near the northeast corner of Wilderness Avenue and Ed Perkic Street, to existing 230 kV transmission lines owned by SCE. Six new 69 kV subtransmission lines would also connect the proposed substation to RPU's electrical system.
The planned upgrades to our energy delivery system will eliminate obsolete equipment, help modernize our local energy delivery infrastructure, and help increase the energy efficiency and reliability of Riverside’s vibrant southwestern neighborhoods.