Federal officials assessing affects of Anschutz subsidiary TransWest Express' proposed 725-mile high-voltage power line that would transmit renewable energy from Wyoming to southern Nevada

DENVER , January 5, 2011 () – Federal officials are assessing the potential impacts of a 725-mile power line that would transmit electricity generated in Wyoming from mostly renewable sources to southern Nevada.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the Western Area Power Administration, in the Department of Energy, are also seeking comments from the public and plan hearings in the states the line would run through — Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Nevada.

TransWest Express LLC, a subsidiary of the Anschutz Corp., wants to build a high-voltage line from south-central Wyoming through Utah and northwestern Colorado, ending in Nevada. It would produce up to 3,000 megawatts of power annually.

Public meetings on an environmental impact statement will start in late January and run into March.

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