BLM gets power line app for Three Peaks solar project in Utah

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management office in Utah said in a March 18 posting on its website that an application was submitted on Feb. 27 by an unnamed party for a 1.3-mile-long, 138-kV generation line (gen-tie line) in Iron County, Utah.

This line would provide power, generated from the applicant’s Three Peaks Power Plant solar facility (located on private land), to PacifiCorp‘s existing Three Peaks substation (also on private land). The gen-tie line would be supported by wood or steel pole structures. The width is proposed to be 100 feet wide encompassing approximately 16.1 acres of BLM-public lands. The proposed 1.3-mile-long line would include temporary disturbance for construction and would include a permanent access road for maintenance purposes. A third party will write an environmental assessment on the project for BLM.

While the application itself was not available on the website, a map that accompanied the application was. The map doesn’t identify the project backer or give the size of the project in MW.

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