Cheyenne, Wy – Federal officials are assessing the potential impacts of a 725-mile power line that would transmit electricity generated in Wyoming from mostly renewable sources to southern Nevada.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the Western Area Power
Administration, in the Department of Energy, are also seeking
comments from the public and plan hearings in the states the line
would run through - Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Nevada.
TransWest Express LLC, a subsidiary of the Anschutz Corp., wants
to build a high-voltage line from south-central Wyoming through
Utah and northwestern Colorado, ending in Nevada. It would produce
up to 3,000 megawatts of power annually.
Public meetings on an environmental impact statement will start
in late January and run into March.