Anschutz Will Develop Power Line Project

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Anschutz Corp. has taken over as
developer of a $3 billion power line project that would carry electricity from Wyoming to the southwest United States.

Denver-based Anschutz announced Tuesday it has taken over as developer of the TransWest Express Project through an affiliate.

The proposed project involves building a 900-mile, 3,000-megawatt high-voltage transmission line to deliver Wyoming wind-generated power.

Until now, the project had involved the Arizona Public Service Company, National Grid and the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority.

Anschutz officials declined to comment on any financial aspects of the transaction.

Arizona Public Service will remain in an advisory role, while National Grid will drop out.

Anschutz also recently applied for a permit to build 1,000 wind turbines near Rawlins in the southern Wyoming.