Public Scoping Materials

Below are the updated materials that will be made available at the public scoping meetings scheduled to be held March 16 and 17, 2011. If you have additional requests or general project inquiries please e-mail those to

Project Overview (Updated February 2011)
The purpose, need and benefits for the proposed project

Federal Review Process (Updated February 2011)
Details and milestones for environmental review process

Engineering and Electric Transmission Fact Sheet (Updated February 2011)
Details on how the proposed transmission line will be constructed

Siting and Permitting (Updated February 2011)
The steps used in siting and permitting transmission line routes

Working with Landowners (Updated February 2011)
How Tri-State will work with affected landowners and other stakeholders to acquire the necessary power line and access easements for the project

Birds and Power Lines (Updated February 2011)
Information regarding bird and power line interaction

Overhead vs. Underground (Updated February 2011)
Information about undergrounding high-voltage transmission lines

Regional Transmission Constraints (Updated September 2010)
Learn how transmission constraints to the power grid impact the region

Strengthening the Regional Grid (Updated March 2014)
Details on how the proposed transmission line will interconnect with existing generation sources

Preliminary Alternative Corridor Maps
Potential corridors being considered for the project

Project Benefits

The proposed project would:

  • Improve the power delivery infrastructure to Colorado and New Mexico's San Juan Basin
  • Increase the load serving capabilities for residential, small business, and industrial electric consumers (including oil and gas developers)
  • Relieve transmission constraints for the region
  • Provide a pathway for potential renewable energy development

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