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Mont., Wyo. wind power sought for $3B MATL lines September 26, 2009

Filed under: Montana,Wind — nwrenewablenews @ 2:27 pm
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A Canadian company will seek bids next month from wind developers interested in moving electricity along a pair of $3 billion transmission lines originating in Montana and Wyoming.

TransCanada says the two lines, each capable of moving 3,000 megawatts of power, would extend more than 1,000 miles to the Eldorado Valley near Las Vegas. They would serve markets across the Southwest.

The company’s “open season” auctions are scheduled for Oct. 14 for the Zephyr line, which would begin in southeast Wyoming, and Oct. 15 for the Chinook line, which would begin in southwest Montana.

TransCanada spokesman Terry Cunha says the company will decide whether to continue with the projects based on the results of the auction.

Associated Presshttp://www.localnews8.com/Global/story.asp?S=11183244

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