Power line project approved in Golden Valley
Updated as of Saturday, September 11, 2021 7:07 PM
KINGMAN – The Bureau of Land Management, Kingman Field Office has issued a Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact based on the analysis provided in the UniSource Golden Valley 230kV Line Project Environmental Assessment.
BLM wrote in a news release that the Decision Record approves the preferred E1 East Cerbat alternative, which allows for the construction of a 17-mile, 230-kilovolt (kV), electric transmission line and substation in the Kingman and Golden Valley region.
“This project has been designed to help improve reliability, replace aging equipment, and support the future energy needs of customers in Mohave County,” BLM wrote. “The new transmission line would supply a projected 5-35 megawatt increase in customer energy needs over the next decade in the north Golden Valley area.”
“The approval of this transmission line project will increase capacity for the electric grid in the northern Golden Valley area, improving energy efficiency and reliability in a region that is fast growing,” said William Mack, Jr., BLM Colorado River District manager.
Contact the Kingman Field Office at 928-718-3700 for more information.