Windy Energy Transmission Line Receives Final Approval

Interior Department announces 732-mile-long line to span five western states.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) provided final approval this week for a massive wind transmission line proposed by TransWest Express. The line would connect wind turbines in Wyoming to California, passing through Colorado, Utah, and Nevada to a substation outside of Las Vegas.

The bureau stated its approval of the 732-mile TransWest Express line was “a significant milestone in the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to modernize America’s power infrastructure in the West and achieve a fully carbon-free electric grid by 2035.”

The power line is estimated to cost $3 billion and is set to begin construction later this year. It will take a while for the project to obtain the necessary permits in all five states, but TransWest Express believes that the first phase will be completed in 2027.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Tracy Stone-Manning as she oversees the Bureau of Land Management.
  • For BLM officials as they review and determine the infrastructure projects to approve.

Sources: Reuters, Utility Dive


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