BPA is proposing to rebuild 12.4 miles of existing 115-kV transmission line in Bonneville County, Idaho. This proposed project would increase reliability to the area's transmission system and help meet the growing demand for electricity in the Swan Valley and southeastern Idaho region. The line runs from BPA’s Palisades substation to the Swan Valley substation east of Idaho Falls. When the line rebuild has been completed, the rebuilt line would be upgraded to a higher 230 kV transmission capacity.
BPA is soliciting comments on the proposed project during a public meeting that will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., May 15, at Swan Valley Elementary School, 3389 U.S. 26, Irwin, ID 83428.