Maps and visuals
The route for the electricity transmission line is approximately 732 miles in length, with a typical right-of-way width of 250 feet. Substation/converter stations, approximately 200 acres in size, will be constructed at each terminating point in Wyoming, Utah and Nevada.
Power line design
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. The AC structures will look very similar to the DC structures, however, they will have three sets of conductor wires instead of two sets.
DC line structures
tubular steel structure
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In the news
"(Gov. Dave Freudenthal) said Wyoming residents must accept the fact that power lines are going to cross Wyoming because they are required to transport Wyoming's energy to market."
- Wyoming Business Report story, Jan. 11, 2010