Maps and visuals

The proposed route for the 600 kilovolt direct-current transmission line is approximately 725 miles in length, with a typical right-of-way width of 250 feet. Two substation/converter stations, approximately 200 acres in size, will be constructed at each terminating point. In addition to the proposed route, the right-of-way application submitted to the Bureau of Land Management by TransWest Express LLC includes alternative routes.

Route Overview
Las Vegas Corridor
These maps show TransWest’s proposed route and alternative routes carried forward for analysis by BLM/Western in the Final EIS, which is scheduled for release in late 2014.

Power lines

Along the route, transmission structure heights may vary from 100 feet to 180 feet depending upon structure type, terrain, span and line crossings. The span between structures may vary from 900 to 1,500 feet.

Conceptual structures

Conceptual Structures
Single-circuit steel-lattice
self-supporting structure
Single-circuit monopole
tubular steel structure
Single-circuit
guyed structure

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"Our Nation’s electric transmission grid is the backbone of our economy, a key factor in future economic growth, and a critical component of our energy security. … Modernizing our grid will improve energy reliability and resiliency."

- Presidential Memorandum, June 7, 2013