The U.S. Bureau of Land Management office in Utah got a March 9 application for a 2.2-mile-long 138-kV generation line (gen-tie line) that would transport power generated from SunEdison‘s Iron Springs Solar Project on private land, to the Three Peaks substation (also on private land).
The gen-tie line would be supported by wood or steel pole structures, with approximately 13 structures on BLM-public lands. The width is proposed to be 100 feet wide encompassing approximately 26.7 acres of BLM-public lands. The location is in Iron County. A map that came with the application shows two alternative routes. The size of the solar project isn’t given.
BLM said it will need to prepare an environmental assessment on the application.