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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.
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.
tubular steel 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