Segment G - Sigurd to Red Butte

Project Overview

Our company is committed to providing safe and reliable electricity to customers. To help fulfill this commitment, we proposed a new high-voltage transmission line stretching approximately 170 miles from the Sigurd substation to the Red Butte substation in southwest Utah.

The Sigurd to Red Butte line segment is a critical piece of PacifiCorp’s Energy Gateway transmission expansion and is the third segment of the expansion to be built. The project originates at the Sigurd substation, near Richfield, Utah. The single circuit 345-kilovolt line will run to the expanded Red Butte substation near Central, Utah.

Project Timeline

  • Public Scoping – First quarter 2010
  • Environmental Impact Statement – December 2008 - fourth quarter 2012
  • Informational meetings – 2009 - project completion
  • Permitting and obtaining rights of way – 2010 - 2013
  • Construction – May 2013 - June 2015
  • Estimated line in service for customers – June 2015

Additional Information About the Project

Construction of this project began in May 2013, after receiving all required permits and right of way.

Documents related to the right-of-way grant, the Final EIS and the record of decision for the project may be viewed on the BLM’s project website.

Also, see Project History below for an overview of project meetings and milestones in the permitting process.

Additional information about this transmission project, including the latest fact sheet (PDF), newsletter (PDF) and map (PDF) will be posted on this website as the project progresses. Please check back throughout the time-frame of the project for updates.

Public Participation

Project materials and newsletters have been sent to more than 3,700 landowners and other interested parties. Public input is an important part of this transmission line development process and has been welcomed at all stages. See Project History below for a history of public meetings conducted for this project both by the company and the BLM. Contact information is provided on the website.

Project History

2008

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

2000

  • Throughout the year – Company met with elected officials, community leaders and other interested parties to brief them on the project
  • September – Company filed an application with BLM to perform geotechnical studies across federal lands
  • October – Company held first set of Community Working Group meetings
  • December – Company filed an application for a right of way easement across federal lands

2010

  • Throughout the year – Company met with elected officials, community leaders and other interested parties to brief them on the project
  • January – Notice of Intent to proceed with the project posted in Federal Register
  • February – Company held project landowner meetings in St. George, Enterprise, Cedar City, Milford and Richfield, Utah; BLM held Public Scoping meetings in St. George, Enterprise, Milford and Richfield, Utah
  • April – Company held second set of Community Working Group meetings
  • May – Scoping report containing summary of public comments released
  • September – BLM released Environmental Assessment and approved right of way grant to allow for geotechnical studies to be conducted on BLM-managed land; U.S. Forest Service issued Special Use Permit for geotechnical studies on USFS-managed land; Company began conducting geotechnical studies

2011

  • Throughout the year – Company met with elected officials, community leaders and other interested parties to brief them on the project
  • January – Company held third set of Community Working Group meetings
  • May – BLM published the draft EIS, followed by a 45-day comment period ending mid-July
  • June – BLM held public comment meetings for draft EIS in Richfield, Milford, Enterprise and St. George, Utah
  • June – Company held fourth set of Community Working Group meetings

2012

  • Throughout the year – Company met with elected officials, community leaders and other interested parties to brief them on the project
  • October – BLM publishes the Notice of Availability of final EIS
  • November– Right of Way Grant offered. EC Source selected as contractor to build the transmission line, and General Electric as the contractor for the substation work.
  • December – Right of Way Grant and Record of Decision signed

2013

  • May – Groundbreaking for the project and beginning of construction

Landowner Maps

Select the county map below, and click on the index numbers to view the corresponding landowner map.

PDF Sevier County

PDF Millard County

PDF Beaver County

PDF Iron County

PDF Washington County

To see a close-up of individual properties, go to the following link: Landowner Map . You will need Microsoft Silverlight to view this tool on your computer. To download this software go to: http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx

To contact us about this project, please call 801-220-4221 or e-mail ConstructionProjects@pacificorp.com. Please be sure to include the project name – "Sigurd to Red Butte" – in your inquiry. 

 

 

(Updated December 20, 2013)

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