Estes Park Power and Communications is continually striving to provide the best electrical and broadband service to its customers.
In a dynamic environment like the Rocky Mountains, regular maintenance and upgrades to the electric system are required. Performing regular system maintenance provides opportunities to upgrade and improve on an ongoing basis. Capital improvement projects are continually underway to bring large-scale long-term upgrades to the system.
From the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)
WAPA is combining two 16-mile transmission lines to one 16-mile transmission line between the Town of Estes Park and Flatiron Reservoir. Once constructed, the new steel-pole transmission line will carry both existing 115-kilovolt lines currently strung on separate wood H-frame structures. The wood structures will be removed after the construction of the new steel-pole transmission line. Project information, including maps and updates, can be found on WAPA's website.
This rebuild project will:
- Reduce the potential for customer service disruption by improving reliable electric delivery to the Town of Estes Park
- Install a more resilient steel transmission line and remove aged and deteriorating wood structures
- Halve the transmission corridors and the associated environmental footprint
- Ensure that the transmission line rights of way comply with applicable codes and requirements
- Mitigate wildfire hazards to transmission structures
- Improve maintenance access for routine work and emergencies