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Common Terms

Corridor: An area to be evaluated for possible transmission line routes.

Route: A specific proposed alignment of the transmission line within a corridor.

Opportunity: A favorable location for siting a transmission line. While opportunity areas are preferred for siting, they rarely extend the entire length of a route.

Constraint: A sensitive area typically related to environmental resources or land use. Because of the complex nature of siting, constrained areas are often crossed by portions of a proposed route or corridor.

Detailed Routing Process

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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