Laramie, Wy – A group will be meeting this week to discuss the next steps for expanding electric transmission lines from the west. Wyoming Consumer Advocate Bryce Freeman is a member of the group. He remains optimistic that more generation and transmission will occur. Freeman says if it doesn't then, utilities will continue building power plants near places they serve. He believes that will keep prices high, and will not benefit consumers.
Freeman says this week they will learn about a study that will indicate which proposed projects have the best chance of succeeding and how they should proceed to make sure those are developed.