Coopersburg to Quakertown

The Coopersburg to Quakertown project is a 7-mile, double-circuit 138kV line that replaces an existing 75-plus year-old transmission line. The new line connect PPL Electric Utilities’ Coopersburg 69 – 12 kV substation located in Upper Saucon Township with the 69 kV transmission line serving Quakertown Borough’s 69 – 12 kV substation in Richland Township. A new substation located in Springfeild, PA, was also part of the construction. The estimated cost of this project was $30 million. Construction began, with tree clearing operations, on the line in April 2012 and was put into service August 2013.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
PPL Electric Utilities 7 138 PA PA 2013
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
30 Operating Coopersburg Quakertown
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners