Community Engagement Opportunities

Repowering Downtown Austin Project

Stakeholder input is an essential part of the design and construction of a substation plan that is supported by the public. Austin Energy is committed to active and engaging communication with residents, individuals, community leaders, businesses, and organizations to ensure preferences and opinions are heard and considered for inclusion in the project.

Download details of our comprehensive Community Engagement Plan (pdf)

Community Engagement for Repowering Downtown and the Rainey Street Substation

Community engagement occurred in three phases. Each phase encompassed the entire effort to share information, collect input, and involve key stakeholders and members of the community in the process.

The general timeline and goals for each phase were as follows:

Phase 1, Summer 2018 — Introduced the project and and collected input on concerns, desires, and preferences.

Phase 2, Spring 2019 — Presented concepts and work with the public to identify preferences.

Phase 3, Summer/Fall 2019 — Presented a plan and collect feedback for refinements.

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Austin Energy is repowering downtown Austin to increase capacity, resiliency, and reliability to meet the needs of our growing city. This initiative includes building a new substation near 55 East Avenue in the Rainey Street District. View downtown substation location map (pdf)

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Date last reviewed or modified: 10/18/19

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