Russell City Energy Center (RCEC) Interconnection Project

The Russell City Energy Center (RCEC) interconnection project in Hayward is a multi-month, multi-phase project to connect the RCEC to the grid. This project will upgrade power lines and existing substations between PG&E’s Eastshore Substation in Hayward and San Mateo Substation in San Mateo, and PG&E’s Dumbarton Station in Fremont and the Eastshore Substation in Hayward. The project will improve service reliability for PG&E’s customers in the greater Bay Area. Electrical service should not be impacted during this project, however, the work will be highly visible to customers as helicopters will be used to install or replace overhead conductors in the area. We will do our best to minimize the impact to property, businesses and transportation corridors in the work area and we will keep nearby customers informed when specific work activities will be noticeable from their homes or businesses. Work is expected to last 18-months (anticipated completion is mid-2012) and will be conducted in three phases.

  • Phase 1 (April 2011- October 2011): PG&E will install 1.3 miles of new lines between the new Russell City Energy Center and our Eastshore Substation in Hayward.
  • Phase 2 (September 2011-December 2011): Several towers will be modified and about 14 miles of wire will be replaced on the power line spanning from the Eastshore Substation in Hayward to the San Mateo Substation in San Mateo. This work will be done almost entirely with the use of helicopters, and will be very visible as the power line is adjacent to the San Mateo Bridge
  • Phase 3 (December 2011- March 2012): Several towers will be modified and 6.8 miles of wire will be replaced on the power line spanning from the Eastshore Substation in Hayward to the Dumbarton Substation in Fremont. This work will be done almost entirely using helicopters due to the close proximity of wetlands, salt ponds, and bay coastline.

Project overview map (PDF, 113 KB)
Project overview schedule (PDF, 82 KB)

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