Critical grid infrastructure to connect the West
By the numbers
- 732 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 southern Nevada.
- $3 billion estimated cost
- DC system terminals to be phased over time from 1,500 MW to 3,000 MW of transmission capacity
- March 16, 2022: Initial transmission capacity allocation process is complete
- Dec. 3, 2021: TransWest files its post-Open Solicitation compliance report
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
"Our Nation’s electric transmission grid is the backbone of our economy, a key factor in future economic growth, and a critical component of our energy security. … Modernizing our grid will improve energy reliability and resiliency."
- Presidential Memorandum, June 7, 2013