West of McNary Reinforcement Project

West of McNary Reinforcement Project is a 79-mile, 500-kV transmission line that originates at McNary and terminates at John Day, Ore. The project, which was sponsored by Bonneville Power Administration, finished 10 months ahead of schedule in February 2012. This early completion saved nearly $140 million in the projects total cost.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Bonneville Power Administration 79 500 OR OR 2012
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
200 Single Operating McNary John Day
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
No WECC US BPA and US Department of Energy