Like guiding wind and solar projects to low-conflict areas, finding the right places for transmission lines is a common sense approach. Federal agencies are on track to make recommendations for improving the “West-wide Energy Corridors” by the summer of 2014.
The proposed SunZia Southwest transmission project would run from central New Mexico to south-central Arizona. The project should not be built through Arizona’s sensitive San Pedro Valley or the Aravaipa Canyon area.
The proposed TransWest Express transmission project would cross parts of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Nevada. It would connect the largest wind energy project ever proposed in Wyoming to the Las Vegas area.
Read comments from The Wilderness Society and Western Resource Advocates on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Cost Allocation and Transmission Planning (Docket No. RM10-23-000) by clicking the link below.