Notice of Permit Approval TransWest Express, LLC – TransWest Express Transmission Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 18-07 TransWest Express Transmission Line

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Notice of Permit Approval.  Pursuant to provisions of the Wyoming Industrial Development Information and Siting Act (W.S. 35-12-101 et seq.), notice is hereby given that the TransWest Express Transmission Project (TWE Project) of TransWest Express, LLC (Applicant) has received a Permit to construct from the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council.  Records of the application and decision can be viewed during business hours in the offices of the Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality, or on the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s website at:  

http://deq.wyoming.gov/isd/application-permits/resources/tranwest-express-transmission-line/.

 

 The Permit allows the Applicant to construct the TWE Project consisting of the Northern Terminal, and associated ground electrode, and a converter station, all in Carbon County near the Town of Sinclair.  In addition, about 92 miles of transmission line will extend west from the Northern Terminal following the I-80 corridor toward the Town of Wamsutter then turn south to the Colorado state line.  The project is located on 4,298 acres of private, state and federal land in both Carbon and Sweetwater Counties.  Construction is anticipated to commence in the second quarter of 2020. The transmission line will take approximately 18 months to construct during 2020 and 2021.  The Northern Terminal will be constructed in two stages. Stage I will take approximately 3 years to construct between 2020 and 2022. Stage II construction will take about 3 years to complete (2023 to 2025) but may commence 3 or more years after the completion of Stage I construction dependent on future demand and market conditions.  Construction manpower is anticipated to peak at 243 workers in October 2020 and 168 workers in June 2021.

 

Pursuant to W.S. 16-3-107, notice was given and the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council conducted a public hearing on the Application for Permit.  The hearing began at 8:30 A.M. on April 19, 2019 at the Platte Valley Community Center 210 West Elm Avenue Saratoga, Wyoming.  The hearing concluded and deliberations of the Industrial Siting Council took place on the afternoon of April 19, 2019.  The Council considered the Applicant’s request pursuant to the provisions of the Industrial Development and Siting Act (W.S. 35-12-101 et seq.), and the Rules and Regulations adopted thereunder, and rendered a decision to grant the permit.

 

Dated this 18th Day of June, 2019

Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality

200 West 17th Street, 4th Floor

Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002

Telephone: (307) 777-7369

Fax: (307) 777-5973

Email: kimber.wichmann@wyo.gov