The TransWest Express Transmission Project is an extra-high-voltage direct-current electric transmission system. The TWE Project will reliably deliver cost-effective renewable energy produced in Wyoming to the Desert Southwest region (Arizona, California, Nevada), ultimately helping contribute to a cleaner world, strengthen the electric grid, and provide much-needed electricity to millions of homes and businesses every year. The general route will begin in south-central Wyoming, extend through northwestern Colorado and central Utah, and end near Las Vegas. Under development since 2005, the transmission line is anticipated to begin construction in 2014.
The dotted line indicates the approximate route of the proposed transmission line project.
The final route may vary.
The TWE Project aligns with regional transmission development objectives
set forth in an April 2005 Memorandum of Understanding
signed by the governors of Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and California.
By the numbers
3,000 MW capacity
600 kV HVDC
725-mile proposed route
3-year construction creating 1,000+ jobs each year