Delays, funding hurdles, and cancellations for three major U.S. transmission lines
PJM Interconnection said in a release on Wednesday that grid conditions had changed since the 765-kilovolt, 275-mile PATH transmission line extending from West Virginia to Maryland was proposed by American Electric Power and FirstEnergy in 2007. "Our updated analysis no longer shows a need for the lines to maintain grid stability," PJM said.
August 9, 2012
by Sonal Patel
Review of the TransWest Express, a 725-mile transmission line running from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Las Vegas, Nev., has been delayed at least six months, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) said last week. Developers of the Tres Amigas Superstation in New Mexico are meanwhile, reportedly tackling funding troubles, while U.S. grid operator PJM Interconnection formally announced it would axe the $1.8 billion PATH transmission line.
Anschutz Corp. subsidiary TransWest Express LLC has been developing the $3 billion line from Wyoming to Nevada since 2005 and had expected it to begin construction in 2014. But the power line's size and... [continue via Web link]