New $3B 725-mile transmission project to start in 2020

USA, Colorado: A Denver-based company, Anschutz Corporation, plans to start building a $3 billion, 725-mile (1,166 km) TransWest Express transmission line in 2020.

This new 600 kV transmission line is expected to deliver 20,000 GWh/year of wind energy from Wyoming to the Desert Southwest region, which includes California, Nevada and Arizona, reports T&D World.

While the first GW stage of the wind farm is now under construction, a second still needs federal approvals. The TransWest line plans to route from the wind farm through Colorado and Utah to southern Nevada. Then in the future, the line could possibly be interconnected with the existing Intermountain Power Project transmission system in Utah.

The project, which should be in service by 2023, aims to strengthen the electric grid and provide clean electricity to millions of homes and businesses every year.

Source: T&D World