Project Red Hawk
Formerly the Allium Project. See how new electric infrastructure will support the growing technology industry in Mesa.
Formerly the Allium Project. See how new electric infrastructure will support the growing technology industry in Mesa. To contact SRP about this project, please call (602) 236-2872.
On Dec. 10, 2019, the Arizona Corporation Commission approved the Certificate of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) for the construction of infrastructure to serve a commercial customer on the customer's 187-acre parcel for a data center located near Elliot and Sossaman Roads in East Mesa, Arizona. Construction activities are expected to begin in January 2022.
SRP will be constructing new electrical facilities consisting of a 230 kV switchyard, known as Sidewinder, and associated 230 kV transmission lines to serve the initial build of a customer-owned, planned data center project. The initial infrastructure will connect a new 230 kV switchyard to the existing Browning to Santan transmission line, located in SRP’s transmission corridor immediately north of the project site. The Sidewinder switchyard will serve a customer-planned distribution substation, known as Diamondback, through a new double-circuit 230 kV line within the project site. The Sidewinder switchyard is ultimately planned to serve up to three customer-owned substations using double-circuit pole structures that have an anticipated average height of 130 feet.
*All planned electrical facilities will be located on SRP’s right of way or on the customer-owned parcel also known as the parcel site.
Upcoming site activity: Site grading and switchyard
In January 2022, site preparation activities will begin on the Sidewinder switchyard. This will prepare the site grade for general construction activities to begin in the spring. This phase of construction is anticipated to commence in January 2022 and last through April 2023.
The Sidewinder switchyard is planned to be enclosed by a perimeter block wall that is approximately 10 to 12 feet tall and has an overall footprint of approximately 670 feet east-west by 550 feet north-south. The maximum anticipated height of the structures within the switchyard is 65 feet. Because the final designed dimensions of Sidewinder may differ some from these dimensions, we encourage you to visit the project website below for the latest details.
Below is a pictorial rendering of the anticipated switchyard. As we finalize the design of the new electrical facilities, we will include additional pictorials on the project website.
A switchyard is a facility that connects two or more transmission circuits of the same voltage together (therefore no transformers are required). The switchyard monitors and protects each high-voltage circuit and provides operational control to ensure the system is safe, reliable and maintainable.
*We encourage all builders and developers to include this information in their disclosure statements.
A distribution substation is an electrical facility that converts high-voltage circuits, such as 230 kV, to low-voltage circuits, such as 13.8 kV, by using one or more transformers. The substation also monitors and protects each high- and low-voltage circuit and provides operational control to ensure the system is safe, reliable and maintainable.
For questions regarding construction activity, please call (602) 236-2872 or email 2872Line@srpnet.com.