U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
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ELKO DISTRICT OFFICE NO. 2008-20
FOR RELEASE: February 22, 2008
CONTACT: Mike Brown, (775) 753-0386; mbrown@nv.blm.gov

GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION LINE ASSESSMENT AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko District Office has prepared an Environmental Assessment for the Hot Sulphur Springs Transmission Line right-of-way that would go through the northern portion of Independence Valley in Elko County. Comments on the Assessment will be accepted until March 7, 2008.

The project involves constructing a 24.5-mile 120 kilovolt electric power transmission line to transmit electricity from a new 32 megawatt geothermal power plant that is planned for construction on private land by TG Power LLC.

Approximately 16 miles of the proposed transmission line would be on private lands owned by Ellison Ranching Company, Van Norman Quarter Horses, and the Wright Ranches. The remaining 8.5 miles would be located on BLM public land. The transmission line would end at Sierra Pacific Power Company's Humboldt Substation, about 7 miles west of the intersection of the Mountain City (State Route 226) and Tuscarora highways (State Routes 226 and 225).

The Assessment is available at the BLM webpage at www.blm.gov/nv and click the Elko District on the map. At Elko’s webpage, click on "Hot Sulphur Springs Transmission Line" In the Spotlight.

For questions or more information, please call Lorrie West at (775) 753-0266.

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Last updated: 05-12-2008