Compromise Reached on Transmission Line

Published on March 14, 2014 at 11:21AM

The Salt Lake Tribune has reported that a major battle between a company building a $3 billion transmission line across Utah and power producers in the state ended with a compromise Thursday that assures the electric generators could vie for access to the 3,000-megawatt line. According to The Tribune, TransWest Express is building the power line from Wyoming to Las Vegas to deliver wind power and other electricity to the Southwestern states. Utah power generators are worried that they would not be able to move electricity along the line without a terminal in the state. Under the compromise bill, TransWest commits to giving the generators notice when access to the line is made available, enabling them to move electricity on the line. TransWest had said it plannes to build a terminal near Delta.