​Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc. proposes to construct a 230-kilovolt transmission line from the Farmington area in northwest New Mexico to Ignacio, Colo., to relieve transmission constraints, serve new loads, and offer economic development through renewable energy development in the San Juan Basin.

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management is the lead agency for NEPA evaluating the potential environmental impacts of a proposed project. The Department of Energy’s WAPA Area Power Administration is a cooperating agency, as the proposed transmission line would require an interconnection with WAPA’s Shiprock Substation, near Farmington, and a new Three Rivers Substation on WAPA’s reserved lands.

The Bureau of Land Management issued a draft environmental impact statement on the proposed project for public review and comment. The draft EIS and  information on public meetings, the public comment period, and other information is maintained on BLM’s San Juan Basin Energy Connect Project webpage.

Environmental review process meetings and comments: See the BLM’s San Juan Basin Energy Connect Project webpage for public meetings and how to provide comments.


Last modified on May 6th, 2024