345 Kilovolt Electric Transmission Line Corridor From the San Juan Generating Station to the Four Corners Power Plant (Near Farmington, New Mexico) - Applicant's Environmental Report
The subject of this report is the description of the site and environs of a proposed short transmission line corridor that will tie the San Juan Generating Station to existing lines to Albuquerque for delivery of power to that city and to the Four Corners plant thereby providing transmission line backup for Albuquerque and Tucson and improving stability of the electrical system.
The requirements for such a report as this come from the National Environmental Policy Act through its implementation by rights-of-way regulations set up by the Department of the Interior. Any of the several routes considered as alternatives cross both Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs administered lands. Consequently, the proposed transmission line comes under the permit system of the Department of the Interior and the applicant must prepare an environmental report on the proposed action.
Because of interest in water rights, the Bureau of Reclamation was assigned the task of preparing an Environmental Statement for the San Juan Generating Station. Since, through a letter by the Undersecretary of the Interior dated June 28, 1971, such statements must include the associated transmission lines, the Bureau of Reclamation was assigned as lead agency on the transmission line project.
The corridor will contain two 345KV lines about nine miles long mounted on individual wooden structures of a kind in common use in that area. These structures are resistant to the climate and are relatively trouble-free and inexpensive compared to steel aluminum structures. The electric current is carried by steel reinforced aluminum cable. Construction of the line will emphasize care in stringing the conductor and setting the structures to minimize impact on the environment.
The proposed transmission lines will be built in what has been called the Northern Desert of New Mexico, a particularly arid region for its elevation.
Cite this Record
345 Kilovolt Electric Transmission Line Corridor From the San Juan Generating Station to the Four Corners Power Plant (Near Farmington, New Mexico) - Applicant's Environmental Report, 105. Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Jerry B. F. Champlin, John C. Hutchins. 1971 ( tDAR id: 407050) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8407050
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Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager
Repository(s): Salt River Project
Prepared By(s): Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Submitted To(s): Public Service Company of New Mexico
Salt River Project Library Barcode No.(s): 00022107
Report No.(s): ESD-71-105
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