EPE Substation Update

The Dona Ana County Commission unanimously passed the attached resolution (minus paragraph’s 3 & 5) requesting the Public Regulation Commission (PRC) to require thorough justification of all significant future substation and power line projects. That includes the Talavera substation. The resolution serves to support the petition we sent to the PRC asking for a complete study of need for the Talavera project and potential alternatives. That petition is currently being reviewed by PRC staff. It’s a big deal because EPE spends about $100 million annually on these projects and they get charged to customers without any significant independent vetting. Thanks

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Update on PRC Petition

The TCA Board is forward the following email from Steve Fischmann regarding PRC Petition: We have collected 283 sign ons to our petition to the PRC requesting that full need assessments and studies of potential lower cost alternatives to the proposed Talavera substation and all future Transmission and Distribution investments be required from EPE. Thanks to Paul and Tim Curry, Perry Ashby, Jerry Gammel and Danny Miller for helping with the petition effort. The county has begun the process of drafting a resolution supporting our petition. We believe this “good government” proposal will enjoy broad public support and can help make monopoly

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FHWA & Doña Ana County Host Soledad Canyon Road Improvement Project Public Meeting

YOU ARE INVITED The Federal Highway Administration Central Federal Lands Highway Division, in coordination with Doña Ana County, invites you to join them to discuss the Soledad Canyon Road Improvement project. • You will learn about the Soledad Canyon Road Improvement Project. • You can see the latest design concept. • You can learn about the impact and benefits of the project. • You can provide continued input on important issues. PROJECT OVERVIEW This project would provide improvements to Soledad Canyon Road between Dripping Springs Road and the BLM Soledad Canyon Day Use Area entrance. The project will improve access

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