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High-tech Interconnect Project (HIP)

See how new infrastructure will meet the increased demands of the Intel expansion.

About the project

On December 16, 2021, The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted unanimously to approve a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) for the High-Tech Interconnection Project (HIP). Construction will begin in January 2022 on a new 230-kV substation on Intel’s campus, as well as new 230-kV transmission lines connecting the campus to two existing substations. See details.

SRP is working with the City of Chandler and Intel on the High-Tech Interconnect Project (HIP), a proposed transmission project that is required to provide reliable power to the recently announced $20 billion expansion of Intel’s Chandler campus.  The Intel expansion is reported to be the largest private investment in Arizona history and will be a major economic boost for Chandler, the region and the state, providing thousands of new, high-paying jobs. Read press release.

SRP is working with the City of Chandler to meet the city’s preference to underground a significant portion of the transmission line, address conflicts with existing underground utilities, and ensure technical feasibility of the underground segments. The remaining overhead segments are located within areas that already have overhead transmission facilities or are commercial in nature. The underground portion of the route was approved between SRP and the City of Chandler that allows City to pay for the incremental cost for undergrounding.

The Intel expansion will require SRP to build a new 230kV substation on Intel’s campus, as well as new 230kV transmission lines connecting the campus to two existing substations.  

A virtual open house is available and can be viewed on-demand, 24 hours a day.

SRP hosted five LIVE ONLINE open houses prior to filing an application with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).

Project map

Transmission line structures types

Below are a variety of transmission structure types that will be used for the overhead portions of this project. Typical structures will be roughly 165 ft tall.

How electricity gets to you

News archive

See the latest project news and announcements below.

Dec. 16, 2021
SRP Transmission Project Approved by ACC

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) today voted unanimously to approve a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility for the High-Tech Interconnection Project (HIP), a proposed transmission project that will provide reliable power to the recently announced expansion of Intel’s Chandler campus.

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Oct. 20, 2021
Hearings for SRP Application for High-Tech Interconnect Project to Begin on Nov. 8

Salt River Project submitted an application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) for the High-Tech Interconnection Project (HIP), a proposed transmission project that is required to provide reliable power to the recently announced expansion of Intel’s Chandler campus.

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Sept. 16, 2021
SRP to host next live, online open houses for the High-Tech Interconnect Project in Chandler

Salt River Project (SRP) will host a live, online open house for the public to learn more about the High-Tech Interconnect Project (HIP), a proposed transmission project that is required to provide reliable power to the recently announced expansion of Intel's Chandler campus.

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Aug. 17, 2021
SRP to host live, online open houses for the High-Tech Interconnect Project in Chandler

Salt River Project (SRP) will host two live, online open houses for the public to learn more about the High-Tech Interconnect Project (HIP), a proposed transmission project that is required to provide reliable power to the recently announced expansion of Intel’s Chandler campus.

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June 25, 2021
Chandler approves agreement to underground portions of a proposed SRP transmission line to support Intel expansion

As part of a proposed transmission line project to provide reliable power to the recently announced Intel expansion, and in an effort to address Chandler’s preference to avoid standard overhead transmission power lines, the Chandler City Council last night approved an agreement with Salt River Project (SRP) to fund the difference between building the lines overhead and the added cost of putting them underground.

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March 23, 2021
Intel Announcement

Intel announces a substantial expansion of its manufacturing capactity with a $20 billion investment - the largest private sector investment in Arizona history. The investment will lead to the direct creation of 3,000 new high-tech, high-wage jobs and 3,000 construction jobs, while supporting an estimated 15,000 additional indirect jobs in our community.

60 Minutes - Highlight on Chip Shortage
March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021

Contact SRP

If you have questions for SRP about the project, please call (602) 236-2872(602) 236-2872.

For more information about the Certificate of Environmental Compatibility process, please visit the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) website.