Gateway South

Project Overview

As part of PacifiCorp’s Energy Gateway Transmission Expansion, the company is planning to build a high-voltage transmission line, known as Gateway South (Segment F), extending approximately 400 miles from the planned Aeolus substation in southeastern Wyoming into the new Clover substation near Mona, Utah.

Project Timeline

  • Public Scoping – April - June 2011
  • Environmental Impact Statement process – December 2008 - 2015
  • Informational meetings – 2009 - project completion
  • Estimated line in service for customers – 2020 - 2022
     

Additional Information About the Project

The Bureau of Land Management is currently developing an Environmental Impact Statement on the company's right of way application for this project, a process that began in December 2008, with a draft EIS expected to be issued in early 2014.

The BLM announced the start of Public Scoping for the project on April 1, 2011. Public Scoping continued through June 30, 2011, with meetings held throughout the proposed route. During this time the BLM obtained comments from interested parties on the project. These comments are evaluated as the BLM develops the draft EIS. For more details on this process, visit the BLM website.

On July 24, 2013, the BLM announced its Preliminary Agency Preferred Route for the project. The map is available on the BLM website (PDF).

Public Participation

Public input is a very important part of this process and will be welcomed at all stages of the transmission line development.

In February 2014, community working group meetings were held in Rawlins, Wyoming, and in Salt Lake City, Nephi, Vernal and Price, Utah.

In addition to the BLM public scoping meeting process, the company has hosted public sessions to provide updates on the project and answer questions. In September 2012, community working group meetings were held in Rawlins, Wyoming, and in Salt Lake City, Nephi, Vernal and Price, Utah. A project update also was provided to Moffatt County’s Planning Commission in September 2012.

The company also hosted 11 informational meetings in March and April 2011.

More than 7,700 newsletters (PDF) were mailed to landowners in the study area and other interested parties. For a complete listing of our outreach efforts, please see the updated meeting list (PDF) and for more information view the Gateway South fact sheet (PDF).

Project History

2008

  • December – Company filed original form SF 299, Application for Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands, with BLM.

2009

  • Throughout the year - Company met with elected officials, community leaders and other interested parties to brief them on the status of the project.

2010

  • Throughout the year - Company met with elected officials, community leaders and other interested parties to brief them on the status of the project.
  • October – Revised SF 299 filed by company, incorporating adjustments to project schedule and scope.

2011

  • Throughout the year - Company met with elected officials, community leaders and other interested parties to brief them on the status of the project.
  • April – Notice of Intent (NOI) published in Federal Register.
  • Spring – Public scoping meetings held by BLM. Company participated in the scoping meetings; also hosted separate informational meetings in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah.

2012

  • Throughout the year – Companies continued to meet with elected officials, community leaders and other interested parties to brief them on the status of the project.
  • Autumn – Various Community Working Group meetings held in Rawlins, Wyoming, Salt Lake City, Price, Vernal and Nephi, Utah. Officials in Moffatt County, Colorado were updated on the project.

2013

  • Throughout the year – Companies continued to meet with elected officials, community leaders and other interested parties to brief them on the status of the project. 

2014

  • February - Various Community Working Group meetings held in Rawlins, Wyoming, Salt Lake City, Price, Vernal and Nephi, Utah.
  • March – April – Public meetings to review the draft EIS held by BLM.

Landowner Maps

Gateway South maps can be viewed below:

To contact us about this project, please call us at (801) 220-4221 or e-mail ConstructionProjects@pacificorp.com. Please be sure to include the project name –“Gateway South” – in your inquiry.
 

 

(Updated March 19, 2014)