Proposed Transmission Line Project Scoping Meetings

The Colusa County and Yuba-Sutter County Farm Bureau’s are encouraging farmers and the public to attend Public Scoping meetings to learn about a proposed transmission line project in Colusa and Sutter counties.

The Colusa-Sutter Transmission Line, or CoSu Line, is a proposed 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line project currently being studied by the Western Area Power Administration (Western) and Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The CoSu Line would provide SMUD with a new connection to the existing California-Oregon Transmission Project (COTP) line in Colusa County, California, by linking it to a proposed new substation near the existing O’Banion Substation in neighboring Sutter County, with potential modifications to SMUD’s existing Elverta Substation in Sacramento County to provide delivery to SMUD. The project would increase SMUD’s ability to deliver clean power to the Sacramento area from the Pacific Northwest and other energy markets and enhance the reliability of the electrical grid in Northern California.

Western and SMUD are beginning a review of potential environmental effects of the CoSu Line.

Transmission Line Project

This review will involve numerous opportunities for public participation during its entire process. Click here for information on upcoming public meetings and to submit public comments on the scope of the project and potential environmental impacts.

Some of the concerns the Farm Bureau’s have include the impact to private and public land in both Colusa and Sutter County:

Restrictions to current and future farming practices

Negative impacts to migratory and non-migratory bird species

Lowering of land values

Loss of crop and production capabilities

Public safety concerns

Neither Colusa or Sutter Counties will benefit from or receive power transmitted through the proposed new transmission line.

More information about the Colusa-Sutter Transmission Line project visit

Save the Date

January 13, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Colusa Casino-Resort
Community Room
3770 Highway 45
Colusa, CA

February 2, 2015
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Arbuckle Fire Hall
506 Lucas Street
Arbuckle, CA

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