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. Substations/converter stations will be constructed at interconnection points 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
Where are the best winds?
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In the news
"In Wyoming, and in the windiest states, massive energy resources from wind. But the transmission is not up to snuff in terms of taking that wind resource and bringing it to areas of high population. … so that means adding infrastructure and that means building additional transmission lines, and that means jobs when you do that."
- Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, PBS interview, March 2021