Utah Transmission Line Up For Public Review

Published on July 16, 2013 at 11:37AM


Two massive energy projects that have impacts in Utah are under review by federal agencies, with studies that spell out the consequences to wildlife, sagebrush, landscapes and landmarks such as the Mountain Meadows National Historic Site. One project is already in the ground, with natural gas that has been flowing through the Ruby Pipeline for nearly two years. The other project, the TransWest Express transmission line, would be the nations’ second largest direct current transmission line, powering up 3,000 megawatts of renewable power from the winds of Wyoming. The 725-mile line begins in Wyoming and crosses into Utah before ending in Nevada.

More than a dozen meetings, the majority of then in Utah, are slated for August and September to provide residents in impacted areas such as Juab, Millard, Carbon and Washington counties a chance to learn more about the project, its route and variations and the study’s analysis.