Potash Junction to Roadrunner

The Potash Junction to Roadrunner 40 mile 230-kV project cost $59m.  The 40 mile line runs from Potash Junction substation to Roadrunner substation located 45 miles southeast of Carlsbad, NM.  The Potash Junction substation is located about 15 miles northeast of Carlsbad.  The line was constructed at 345-kV standards, but will operate initially at 230-kV. The project was needed for reliability purposes to meet growing regional electricity demand.  Xcel Energy (parent of Southwestern Public Service) filed a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NM PRC) on April 22, 2014. The project was energized fall 2015.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Southwestern Public Service Co. 42 230 NM NM 2015
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
59 Operating Potash Junction Roadrunner Substation
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners