Another Power Line Proposed Through Central Utah

Published on April 23, 2013 at 09:22AM

A Proposed $3.5 billion power line connecting a Wyoming wind-energy project with Nevada would pass through Utah, moving enough electricity through the sate to power 1.4 million homes in Las Vegas and Southern California. The companies behind the transmission project will conduct three open houses in Utah this week in St. George, Parowan, and Milford, all communities near where the high-voltage line would pass. The project is expected to generate significant spending in local communities during construction, including materials and equipment purchases, real estate payments and fees, and sales and use taxes. The line would enter Utah near Vernal, pass through the Uinta Basin to Nephi, then bend south near Delta and exit the state west of St. George.