Power lines to connect Wyoming wind energy to Las Vegas

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017|10:37 a.m.

RAWLINS, Wyo.– Building on transmission lines to link energy produced from wind farms in southern Wyoming to southwestern states is planned to begin in 2019.

Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported today that the TransWest Express Transmission Task is wanting to construct 730 miles of transmission lines with 3,000-megawatt capability.

The lines would connect from a terminal outside Rawlins, Wyoming, and go through northwest Colorado and Utah to end at another terminal near Las Vegas.

The lines would allow markets in California, Nevada and Arizona to access the energy.

The power will be created from the southern Wyoming Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Job that started setting up 500 of 1,000 planned wind turbines in 2015.

TransWest is negotiating easements for the route with hundreds of personal property owners.

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