The BLM has initiated environmental review of an application to construct and maintain an interstate transmission line between Arizona and California.
The proposed project is the Ten West Link 500-kilovolt transmission line. It is a joint project of Abengoa Transmission & Infrastructure, LLC, and Starwood Energy Group Global, Inc. Together they have formed DCR Transmission, LLC, which is the company proposing to build the transmission line. The project would provide another interconnection between Arizona and California and is intended to strengthen the electrical grid and improve reliability.
The proposal is to build a transmission line from Tonopah, Arizona, to Blythe, California. It would span 114 miles, with 83 miles of it on public lands managed by the BLM. All but 17 miles of the line would be in the Arizona counties of Maricopa and La Paz with the remainder in Riverside County, California.
The BLM's decision applies only to the land that it manages, although the environmental impact statement prepared by the BLM applies to all potentially affected lands. Decisions on non-BLM land will be made by the property owners, which include the Arizona State Land Department.
Information about the BLM's role in the project is available from Joe Incardine, National Project Manager, at 801-560-7135 or email@example.com.
Inquiries for information may also be sent to
BLM Arizona State Office
Renewable Energy Coordination Office
Ten West Link Transmission Project
One North Central Ave. Suite 800
Phoenix, Arizona 85004