Jan. 31, 2018: WAPA, Southline sign participation agreement
WAPA's Desert Southwest Region and Southline Transmission, LLC, signed a participation agreement committing both parties to developing the Southline Transmission Project--a new critical energy infrastructure effort that will support grid reliability and facilitate renewable energy development in the region. Under the participation agreement, the organizations agreed to a commercial framework that allocates transmission rights on each segment of the project.
Transmission customer involvement
Since 2012, WAPA has sought input from its transmission customers to define if and how WAPA will participate in this project.
Customer comments: Transmission customers can send questions and comments about WAPA's proposed involvement in this project to: DSWfirstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental review process
WAPA was a joint lead agency with the Bureau of Land Management in preparing the environmental impact statement, or EIS, for the project, which started in April 2012. Based on the Final EIS released in November 2015, both agencies issued separate Records of Decision, or RODs for short. On April 5, 2016, WAPA issued its ROD (pdf).
All other environmental review project documents, about the EIS are available through BLM's Southline Transmission Project web page.
For more information about the project and the EIS, visit: