Carbon County Commissioners updated on long-anticipated energy project

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An update on the TransWest Express Transmission Project was given by Kelly Cummins, Vice President of Land and Environmental Services at the August 1 Board of Carbon County Commissioners regular meeting. She told the Commissioners that the project is 732 miles, crossing four states, fourteen counties, three national forests, and nine BLM offices. The project has taken about 12 years, but they are now in the construction phase. Cummins said the final configuration of the project is 3,000 megawatts of direct current transmission from Wyoming into Utah and 1,500 megawatts of alternating curren...


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