BLM Ok’s Transmission Line For Wyoming Wind Farms


     The federal Bureau of Land Management has given final permission for a 416-mile electrical transmission line connecting wind farms in eastern Wyoming with customers in Utah and elsewhere across the West. 

     The BLM says it has notified Oregon-based PacifiCorp that it can proceed with the Energy Gateway South Transmission line, which will run from the Medicine Bow area across northwestern Colorado to south of Salt Lake City. 

      The Biden administration has promoted renewable energy in the West but delivering that power to customers will require major upgrades to the nation’s aging electrical grid.