Urgent Alert

Moraga-Oakland X 115 kV Rebuild Project

Improving safety and reliability for customers in Orinda, Oakland and Piedmont

Project details

PG&E is committed to providing safe and reliable energy to our customers. As part of that commitment, we are planning to rebuild electrical equipment between the Moraga Substation in Orinda and Oakland X Substation in Oakland.

If approved, this project will rebuild approximately five miles of aging electrical equipment. These upgrades will help PG&E maintain a safer and more reliable system. 


Map of the Moraga Oakland Project

Attend an open house

PG&E is hosting a series of open houses for customers interested in learning more about the project. These open houses will allow community members to hear about the goals of the project, ask questions and share feedback.

Please check back regularly for updates to our open house schedule: 

Frequently asked questions

We are replacing decades-old electrical equipment with new structures that are stronger. In some locations, the structures will have greater ground-to-conductor clearances. These taller structures will help meet increased requirements that improve safety and reduce wildfire risk. This project is a key component of PG&E’s efforts to upgrade its infrastructure and meet the needs of the region’s energy demands.

The proposed project covers approximately five miles from the Moraga Substation in Orinda, through a portion of unincorporated Contra Costa County and Oakland’s Shepherd Canyon neighborhood, a small section of Piedmont and ends at the Oakland X Substation on Park Boulevard in Oakland.

If approved, construction will begin after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), completes their approval process and issues a permit. The CPUC is responsible for siting these types of projects. PG&E plans to submit a permit application to the CPUC in the fall of 2024. It typically takes the CPUC 24 to 36 months to process the application. After that, PG&E will finalize the engineering details, procure materials, and obtain any needed easements and city permits. A probable construction start is 2027. The project timeline will be updated as the project moves forward.

PG&E will hold a series of open houses to discuss the project with the public and share information about the route. Once we complete the open houses and technical studies, our application will be submitted to the CPUC for approval.

Project benefits

  • Replacing aging infrastructure with new, stronger equipment will create a safer system for PG&E customers.
  • Modernizing transmission lines will ensure PG&E exceeds the highest industry standards for reliability.
  • New transmission lines are expected to accommodate the region’s future energy demands. 

Additional resources

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