Power Line Projects
Holy Cross Energy proposes to construct an 8.65-mile-long 115 kV transmission line connecting Avon and Gilman substations. Construction and operation of the new transmission line would provide increased service resilience and minimize substantial outage risk to customers in the communities of Vail, Eagle Vail, Avon, Edwards, and parts of Eagle as well as provide a back-up electrical transmission service for the towns of Minturn and Red Cliff and all Xcel customers in that area.
Drone assisted power line inspections
Drones equipped with infrared and standard cameras allow HCE personnel to quickly identify and address power line issues before they cause a power outage.
This plan will expand upon our existing maintenance and safety programs to significantly reduce fire ignitions caused by our infrastructure, while strengthening the overall electric system. The wildfire mitigation plan is part of a larger, ongoing strategic effort to improve the safety and resiliency of our electric grid.