The SWIP is being developed by Great Basin Transmission, LLC (“Great Basin”), an affiliate of LS Power. Great Basin is a project company whose purpose is to develop, finance, construct, own, and operate the SWIP.
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Great Basin Transmission, LLC is developing the Southwest Intertie Project (“SWIP”), a 500 kV AC transmission line stretching between Idaho and southern Nevada. The 500+ mile line is being developed in response to the growing needs of the Desert Southwest and the Northwest. The SWIP will enable a diverse set of economic generating resources to serve loads that cannot currently be reached.
The SWIP is in the advanced stages of development with the southern portion between southern Nevada and the Thirtymile Substation being in-service as early as 2010 and the northern portion between Idaho and the Thirtymile Substation being in-service as early as 2011. Thirtymile Substation is a new interconnection with NV Energy’s (Sierra Pacific Power Company) 345 kV transmission system in Nevada.