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Wyoming Colorado Intertie announces transmission service request

Wyoming Colorado Intertie announces transmission service request

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wyoming Colorado Intertie announces transmission service request
By Wyoming Business Report Staff


Wyoming Colorado Intertie LLC (WCI) has received a request for 100 percent (up to 900 megawatts) of the Initial Long-Term Firm Point-to-Point electric transmission service on the Wyoming Colorado Intertie Project, according to a news release.

Pursuant to the terms of its Open Access Transmission Tariff, WCI must hold an auction if any qualified party submits a competing request, subject to minimum bid criteria and security requirements, on or before Aug. 11.

Any party interested in purchasing transmission service on the Wyoming Colorado Intertie Project is encouraged to visit www.WCIntertie.com for more information, the release says.

The Wyoming Colorado Intertie Project is a planned electric transmission facility between Southeast Wyoming and Northeast Colorado. The project is being developed through a public/private partnership between the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Wyoming, and WCI, a member of the LS Power Group.

The partnership was started in the fall of 2005 to consider the expansion of transmission capacity across the TOT 3 interface located along the Wyoming-Colorado border, the website says. The project was recommended for development by a consensus of regional stakeholders in the Rocky Mountain Area Transmission Study (RMATS).

A series of technical and cost studies were commissioned and completed with independent consultants (PTI/Siemens and Burns & McDonnell) to design the system, determine costs, identify potential corridors and configurations, develop project schedules and ascertain permitting requirements.

Simultaneously since it was formed, the project partners have conducted public and individual meetings with generation developers and utilities to assess the marketplace to determine the project's economic feasibility.

On the web: www.wyia.org/wci/index.html


Wyoming Business Report