Monday, July 29, 2013

BLM unveils preferred power line routes through Utah

The BLM this week identified its preferred alignment for PacifiCorp’s proposed Gateway South transmission line, connecting Wyoming renewable energy sources to a future substation in Juab County.

The route crosses the southern part of the Uinta Basin, while other options would route the 500- kilovolt line through the basin’s north side and to the south along the Interstate 70 corridor.

The preferred route hews to one of the Bureau of Land Management’s preferences for another major transmission project known as TransWest Express. Earlier this month the BLM released a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the right of way for the project, one of two that would move Wyoming power across Utah to consumers in southern Nevada. Salt Lake Tribune