The routes shown reflect the BLM’s authorized routes identified in the Record of Decision released in November 2013. Learn more about the BLM’s agency authorized routes by viewing route information or maps.

This project is jointly proposed by Rocky Mountain Power and Idaho Power to build and operate approximately 1,000 miles of new high-voltage transmission lines between the Windstar substation near Glenrock, Wyoming and the Hemingway substation near Melba, Idaho. The project would include approximately 150 miles of 230 kilovolt (kV) lines in Wyoming and approximately 850 miles of 500 kV lines in Wyoming and Idaho.

Rocky Mountain Power and Idaho Power are building this new transmission line to provide electricity to meet increasing customer needs. It will deliver power from existing and future electric resources including renewable resources such as wind energy. In addition, the line will provide strength and reliability to the region’s transmission system. The project is scheduled for line segments to be completed in phases between 2020 and 2024.

This website contains important facts about the project, the companies and maps. Updates will be posted as new information becomes available, so check back often!

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10/01/14 - BLM announces public scoping meetings for segments 8 and 9

The BLM will conduct additional environmental review for segments 8 and 9 of the project in southwestern Idaho. The BLM will develop a supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) for these segments, beginning with scoping...