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Federal agencies have announced the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the TransWest Express Transmission Project, a regional electric transmission system proposed by TransWest Express LLC to help provide access to wind energy in Wyoming.

A notice of availability of the draft EIS from the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of Energy has been published in the Federal Register, and a 90-day public comment period is under way.

According to the company, the TransWest project is a proposed 600 kV DC transmission line that will provide up to 3 GW of capacity. About two-thirds of TransWest’s 725-mile proposed route for the project is sited on federal land.

“Wyoming’s strong wind profile ideally complements both the renewable energy resources and the energy demand in California, Nevada and Arizona,” says Bill Miller, TransWest president and CEO. “By providing a direct link between these diverse regions, the TWE project will allow Desert Southwest utilities to access and use Wyoming wind to help balance grid operations, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and provide competitively priced power to ratepayers.”

The draft EIS documents, a newsletter and maps are available from the federal agencies here.


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