The Wyoming Intertie is being developed by Grid United, an independent transmission company. Grid United’s mission is to modernize the U.S’ electric grid to create a more resilient and efficient electric system that takes advantage of the nation’s abundant and geographically dispersed generation resources to the benefit of all consumers. The Grid United team is comprised of energy professionals with extensive experience in developing, designing, permitting and constructing large-scale linear infrastructure across North America.
The Wyoming Intertie will benefit customers by linking regions with different and complementary generation profiles, including solar and geothermal in the Southwest, hydro in the Pacific Northwest, and wind in multiple regions. Linking geographically and meteorologically diverse markets will enhance and strengthen the ability for those markets to balance supply and demand during times of scarcity, protecting consumers from high power prices.
The Wyoming Intertie will be approximately 100 miles long, linking infrastructure in Carbon County, Wyoming to that in Platte County, Wyoming. The route is still being developed and will not be finalized until input has been received from landowners, communities, and local, state, and federal government officials.
Multiple permits and approvals may be required prior to construction, including Wyoming Industrial Siting permits, county conditional use permits, highway crossing permits and construction stormwater permits. We will coordinate with local, state and federal permitting authorities to determine all permits required over the course of the project.
In addition, the project will undergo a rigorous environmental review pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Yes. We will acquire easements, but the land will still belong to the landowners and can be utilized for activities such as farming, grazing cattle and other activities that do not interfere with the operation of the line.
The Wyoming Intertie team will be talking individually with stakeholders along the route. Additionally, there will be opportunities for public input on anticipated impacts during the permit approval processes. If you would like to get in touch with the Wyoming Intertie team, contact us.