Duke, ATC plan $3.5 billion Wyoming-Nevada power line
The 500,000-volt line would be a direct current line that’s projected to cost about $3.5 billion. The project would help transport electricity generated from Wyoming wind farms to California, which has set a renewable target to obtain one-third of its power from renewable sources by 2020.
December 19, 2011
by Thomas Content
in Journal Sentinel
The joint venture company formed by American Transmission Co. and Duke Energy will seek to build a 950-mile power line from Wyoming to Nevada.
Duke-American Transmission Co. has acquired the Zephyr power transmission project from Pathfinder Renewable Wind Energy LLC. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The Canadian company TransCanada Corp., which has proposed the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, had been the developer of the Wyoming-Nevada line but sold its development rights to the project earlier this year.
Pathfinder is developing a large wind power project, planning to build 2,100 megawatts of wind power on more than... [continue via Web link]