TransCanada told the governor Monday that its plans for a big electricity line stretching to the Southwest are moving forward.
The line was first announced in 2006. TransCanada says it is awaiting federal approval for its concept, which it hopes to receive next month.
Then the company expects to announce a partnership with a large wind power generator. TransCanada says it needs a commitment from a wind power company large enough to use about half of the transmission line’s 3,000 megawatts.
TransCanada has similar line planned for Wyoming. They will provide “green energy” to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Southwest energy markets.
If everything goes well, the company says the transmission line could be in operation by 2014.