Wednesday, January 13, 2016

USA, Nevada: New Transmission Line Helps Deliver Geothermal Energy

Transmission line expansion called 'game changer' for clean energy in Nevada (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

A transmission line that is expected to significantly increase Nevada's ability to export clean energy will soon be under construction in Clark County.

The One Nevada Transmission Line, which recently connected the state's northern and southern power grids, is being expanded between the Harry Allen generating station in Clark County to the Eldorado substation south of Boulder City. The Harry Allen station is located near Interstate 15 and U.S. Highway 93 northeast of Las Vegas. The distance is about 65 miles.

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) recently announced the selection of LS Power and NV Energy to jointly construct the expansion of the transmission line.

Gov. Brian Sandoval praised the development, calling it a step forward that will accelerate the integration and exportation of Nevada's renewable energy resources, including geothermal, solar, and wind.