OnLine Transmission Line
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved NV Energy’s application to construct and operate a 500 kilovolt transmission line linking the power grids in northern and southern Nevada. The One Nevada Transmission Line (ON Line) project will extend approximately 236 miles from the Harry Allen substation, north of Las Vegas to a substation to be constructed west of Ely, Nev.
The power line will link transmission facilities in northern and southern Nevada, and facilitate the development of renewable energy generation in east-central Nevada.
Copies of the ROD and the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement are available for inspection at the BLM offices in Ely, Caliente, Reno, and Las Vegas, and at public libraries in Ely, Caliente, and North Las Vegas.
ON Line had been a component of the proposed Ely Energy Center (EEC), a coal-fired power plant that was to be constructed north of Ely. In February 2009, NV Energy announced it would postpone construction of the EEC pending development of feasible carbon capture technology, but that they would proceed with the ON Line proposal. The BLM issued a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for ON Line in December 2010.