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Wyoming-Colorado Intertie Transmission Project
Through a public-private partnership, the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority and LS Power have proposed the Wyoming-Colorado Intertie Transmission Project (WCI), a 345kV line designed to increase transmission capacity between southeastern Wyoming and northwestern Colorado. It will allow customers in Colorado to tap into the high-quality wind resources in southeastern Wyoming.
Important characteristics of WCI:
- WCI will transport 100 percent renewable energy. Wyoming Wind and Power, a renewable energy developer based in Platte County Wyoming, has bought all 900 megawatts of the line's capacity. The project has received FERC approval to sell transmission rights at negotiated rates.
- WCI is likely to be built entirely on private lands. The line would span approximately 180 miles between the Laramie River Station substation near Wheatland Wyoming, and the Pawnee substation near Brush, Colorado. The route for the line has not yet been selected, but due to the prevalence of private lands in this region, it is doubtful that it would infringe upon public landholdings.
Construction is expected to begin in 2014, with full service expected in 2017.
- Wyoming Colorado Intertie Transmission Project
- Contact: Adam Gassaway, LS Power project manager 636-532-2200
Organization:Wyoming-Colorado Intertie, LLC; LS Power, Wyoming Infrastructure Authority
Location: Wyoming, Colorado
Planning phase: Pre-planning (siting)
Last updated: June 3, 2012