Critical grid infrastructure to connect the West
By the numbers
- 730 miles of high-voltage transmission infrastructure consisting of two systems: a 500kV direct current (DC) system with terminals near Sinclair, Wyo., and Delta, Utah; and a 500kV alternating current (AC) system from the Utah terminal to Boulder City, Nev.
- $3 billion estimated cost
- DC system terminals to be phased over time from 1,500 MW to 3,000 MW of transmission capacity
- Dec. 19, 2018: Carbon County Commission approves TWE Project conditional use permit
- Nov. 2, 2018: 3 open houses in 2 counties inform public about the TWE Project
- Oct. 17, 2018: TransWest to host three open houses to share project information in Wyoming
- Aug. 31, 2018: TransWest participates in Utah energy events
BLM and WAPA are joint lead agencies that prepared an Environmental Impact Statement for the TWE Project. USFS was a cooperating agency. Each federal agency has an EIS-related site:
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In the news
"(Gov. Dave Freudenthal) said Wyoming residents must accept the fact that power lines are going to cross Wyoming because they are required to transport Wyoming's energy to market."
- Wyoming Business Report story, Jan. 11, 2010