BPA – Hooper Springs Transmission Line – Idaho - Project Profile
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Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is planning to build a transmission line in Caribou County, Idaho, the US.
The project involves the construction of a 38.6km, 115kV transmission line between Hooper Springs substation and a BPA connection facility with Lower Valley Energy's transmission system in Caribou County, Idaho.
It includes the construction of access roads, the Hooper Springs substation, a 0.3km single-circuit 138-kV transmission line between the Hooper Springs Substation and PacifiCorp's Threemile Knoll substation, related infrastructure, and the installation of transformers, power control units and equipment.
In May 2009, BPA issued a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) for the project.
In March 2013, the first draft environmental impact statement (EIS) was released for the project.
BPA considered two route alternatives for the project: a North Alternative, including two route options, and a South Alternative, including five route options.
On May 1, 2014, BPA released the supplemental draft EIS for public review.
A final draft EIS was released by BPA in January 2015.
On March 16, 2015, a record of decision (RoD) was signed and the project was approved.
In October 2016, BPA received the transmission line easement approval from the Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners.
Planning activities are underway.
The project involves the construction of a 38.6km, 115kV transmission line between Hooper Springs substation and a BPA connection facility with Lower Valley Energy's transmission system in Caribou County, Idaho, the US.
The US$65 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a substation
2. Installation of power control units
3. Construction of a 0.3km single-circuit 138-kV transmission line
4. Installation of equipment
5. Installation of transformers
6. Construction of related infrastructure
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