TransWest Express Transmission Project
TransWest Express, LLC proposes to construct, operate, maintain and decommission the TransWest Express 600-kV Direct Current Transmission Project. TransWest Express, LLC is a whollyowned subsidiary of the Anschutz Corporation.
The Project consists of an overhead transmission line extending approximately 725 miles from south-central Wyoming crossing Colorado and Utah, with a potential interconnection at the Intermountain Power Project near Delta, Utah, and terminating at the Marketplace Hub in southern Nevada. This Project would include two AC/DC converter stations, about 200 acres in size at each terminating point, a fiber optic network communications system, and two ground electrode facilities, each about 600 acres in size. When completed, this Project would transmit about 3,000 megawatts of electricity per year generated primarily from renewable resources at planned facilities in Wyoming.
The Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office and Western are joint lead agencies for the preparation of the environmental impact statement, and Western is proposing to participate as a joint owner in the Project.Draft Environmental Impact Statement Released
The Bureau of Land Management announced the publication of the TransWest Express Transmission Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement July 3, 2013. The release of the Draft EIS began a 90-day public comment period. Western and the BLM hosted thirteen public meetings on the Draft EIS throughout the project area during the public comment period. More information is available on BLM’s TranWest Express Project website. Project documents