Gateway West transmission project receives approval

USA, Idaho: The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management has approved routes for segments of the Gateway West transmission line project in southwestern Idaho, connecting previously authorized routes in southern Wyoming and eastern Idaho. 

As part of a larger effort to modernize the grid in the Pacific Northwest, this new transmission line and the associated infrastructure will improve the nation’s energy infrastructure and provide capacity to deliver enough electricity to power 975,000 homes, reports T&D World.

The project, to be operated by Rocky Mountain Power and Idaho Power, is a 500 kV line originating near Glenrock, Wyoming, and terminating at the Hemingway substation, 20 miles southwest of Boise, Idaho.

The project will help transmit electric power generated from both traditional generation facilities and renewable sources in Wyoming and Idaho.  

Source: T&D World