Segment D - Windstar to Populus
Providing safe, reliable electrical service at reasonable rates is our company’s commitment to our customers.
PacifiCorp has partnered with Idaho Power on the Gateway West high-voltage transmission line. The Windstar to Populus segment is part of the Gateway West project. This segment will stretch more than 400 miles starting near Glenrock, Wyoming, proceeding south to Medicine Bow and then spanning across southern Wyoming to the Populus substation near Downey, Idaho. The Windstar to Populus segment will include five expanded or new substations and will enable access to existing and new generating resources, including wind, and deliver electricity from these sources to our customers throughout the region.
- Public Scoping – June 2008
- Environmental Impact Statement process – 2007 - 2013
- Public outreach – June 2008 - project completion
- Permitting and obtaining rights of way – 2011 - 2016
Estimated line in service for customers – 2019 - 2021
Additional Information About the Project
The Bureau of Land Management is currently developing an Environmental Impact Statement on Gateway West – a process that began in June 2008 with Public Scoping meetings and is currently nearing completion with the BLM issuing a final EIS April 26, 2013. This initiated a 60-day public comment period, followed by the BLM issuing a Record of Decision in September 2013. Please check this website periodically for updates, including the Gateway West project overview map (PDF), Gateway West fact sheet (PDF) and Gateway West newsletter (PDF). Further information also can be found at our Gateway West website.
On April 26, 2013, the BLM issued a final EIS for the Gateway West project, initiating a 60-day public comment period that closes June 25, 2013. More information, including details on public meetings scheduled from May 6-16, 2013, can be found on the BLM's website.
Public input is an important part of the transmission line development process and is welcomed at all stages. Public meetings have been held at various stages throughout the development of the environmental review process and will continue through the permitting process.
For a comprehensive list of meetings, publications and other public outreach, please see the updated meeting list (PDF).
To be placed on the mailing list or to submit an official public comment on the Gateway West Transmission Line Project, please contact the BLM directly at:
Bureau of Land Management
Gateway West Project
P. O. Box 20879
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Or e-mail Gateway_West_WYMail@blm.gov
To contact Rocky Mountain Power about this transmission project, please call 801-220-4221 or e-mail ConstructionProjects@pacificorp.com. Please be sure to include the project name – "Windstar to Populus" – in your inquiry.
(Updated May 20, 2013)