Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given of the Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for situs and non-situs Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct its Gateway South Transmission Project and the Gateway West Segment D.1 Transmission Project (Transmission Projects), as more fully described below:
RMP is a public utility, as defined in Wyo. Stat. §37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. §37-2-112.
On August 26, 2020, the Company submitted an Application together with testimony, and exhibits requesting the Commission grant both a situs and non-situs CPCN to construct the Gateway South and Gateway West Segment D.1Transmission Projects.
Gateway South is a 414 mile, high-voltage 500-kV transmission line that will begin at the Aeolus substation, which is located near Medicine Bow, Wyoming. From the Aeolus substation, the line extends west to Wamsutter, Wyoming, and then generally south to the Colorado border. From there, the line crosses through the northwest corner of Colorado, enters Utah, eventually terminating at the Clover substation near Mona, Utah. Construction of Gateway South requires the modification of existing 345-kV transmission infrastructure in the Mona, Utah area and modifications to the existing Aeolus and Anticline substations located in Wyoming and modifications to the existing Clover and Mona substations located in Utah. Due to the length of Gateway South, construction of two new series compensation substations are necessary, which are the Little Snake substation located in Colorado and the Coyote substation located in Utah. Modifications to the existing Aeolus and Anticline substations located in Wyoming and to the existing Clover and Mona substations located in Utah will also be required to accommodate the Gateway South.
More specifically, the Gateway South transmission line will pass through:
• T. 13 N., R. 93 W., T. 14 N., R. 93 W., T. 15 N., R. 93 W., T. 16 N., R. 92 W., T. 16 N., R. 93 W., T. 17 N., R. 93 W., T. 18 N., R. 93 W., T. 19 N., R. 92 W., T. 19 N., R. 93 W., T. 20 N., R. 84 W., T. 20 N., R. 85 W., T. 20 N., R. 88 W., T. 20 N., R. 89 W., T. 20 N., R. 90 W., T. 21 N., R. 83 W., T. 21 N., R. 84 W., T. 21 N., R. 85 W., T. 21 N., R. 86 W., T. 21 N., R. 87 W., T. 21 N., R. 88 W., T. 21 N., R. 89 W., T. 22 N., R. 80 W., T. 22 N., R. 82 W., T. 22 N., R. 83 W., T. 23 N., R. 80 W., T. 23 N., R. 81 W., T. 23 N., R. 82 W., T. 24 N., R. 80 W., T. 24 N., R. 81 W., Carbon County, Wyoming; and
• T. 12 N., R. 94 W., T. 12 N., R. 95 W., T. 13 N., R. 94 W., T. 13 N., R. 95 W., T. 14 N., R. 94 W., T. 19 N., R. 94 W., T. 20 N., R. 90 W., T. 20 N., R. 91 W., T. 20 N., R. 92 W., T. 20 N., R. 94 W., T. 21 N., R. 90 W., Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
Gateway West Segment D.1 will begin at the existing Windstar substation located in southeastern Wyoming and will run southwest to the Shirley Basin substation located 20 miles north of Medicine Bow, Wyoming. Gateway West Segment D.1 will require construction of a new 230-kV Heward substation located adjacent to the existing Difficulty substation and modification to the existing Shirley Basin, Dave Johnston, Windstar, and Anticline substations. RMP is also proposing to reconstruct 57 miles of an existing 230-kV transmission line that extends from the existing Shirley Basin substation to the existing Dave Johnston substation.
More specifically, the Gateway West Segment D.1 transmission line will pass through:
• T.26 N., R. 78 W., T.26 N., R. 79 W., T.27 N., R. 78 W., T.28 N., R. 78 W., T.28 N., R. 79 W., Carbon County, Wyoming;
• T.29 N., R. 78 W., T.29 N., R. 79 W., T.30 N., R. 77 W., T.30 N., R. 78 W., T.31 N., R. 77 W., T.31 N., R. 80 W., T.32 N., R. 77 W., Natrona County, Wyoming; and
• T.31 N., R. 77 W., T.32 N., R. 76 W., T.32 N., R. 77 W., T.33 N., R. 74 W., T.33 N., R. 75 W., T.33 N., R. 76 W., T.34 N., R. 74 W., T.34 N., R. 75 W., Converse County, Wyoming.
To complete the Transmission Projects by 2023, the Company proposes a phased CPCN review process. First, the Company requests conditional CPCNs under Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-205(f) that allow the Company to: (i) by December 31, 2020, start the process to finalize acquisition of the rights-of-way necessary to construct the Transmission Projects; and (ii) by June 1, 2021, commence work on the Transmission Projects on a limited notice to proceed basis. Second, the Company requests completion of the Advanced Review Process and issuance of final, unconditional CPCNs to allow construction to commence on a final notice to proceed basis by August 1, 2021.
The proposed projects are necessary to allow for interconnection of additional resources to serve load by 2024 and allow interconnection of an additional 1,920 megawatts (MW) of generation resources in eastern Wyoming; offer time-limited federal tax incentives associated with new renewable generation will be enabled by the Transmission Projects to partially offset costs; to accommodate 2,500 MW of interconnection and transmission service requests governed by executed contracts requiring construction of the Transmission Projects; and to improve transmission grid reliability.
The preliminary estimated total cost of the Transmission Projects is expected to exceed $2 billion, which includes $915 million for Wyoming based facilities.
The Company intends to finance the Project through its normal internal and external sources of capital, including net cash flow from operating activities, public and private debt offerings, the issuance of commercial paper, the use of unsecured revolving credit facilities, capital contributions, and other sources. The financial impact will not impair the Company’s ability to continue to provide safe and reliable electricity service at reasonable rates.
This is not a complete description of RMP’s Application. Interested persons may inspect the entire Application at RMP’s Wyoming offices and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours. The Application may also be reviewed on line at:
Anyone desiring to file a public comment, statement, protest, intervention petition or request for a public hearing in this matter must file with the Commission in writing on or before October 1, 2020. Any intervention request filed with the Commission shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing as well as the position and the interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.
If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, or you wish to file a public comment, statement, or protest, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-588-EN-20 (Record No. 15604) in your communications.
Dated: September 3, 2020
PUBLISHED: Sept. 21, 28,2021 09212
Any former clients of Kemmerer lawyer Scott A. Sargent who wish to collect their files should contact Brandon Taylor at Bailey Stock Harmon Cottam Lopez LLP at (307) 885-4529 [email protected] All files must be collected by September 30, 2021.
PUBLISHED: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 2021 09073
Notice of Cancellation of a Permit Hearing
for the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council
Docket Number DEQ/ISC 20-10
Notice of Withdrawal of Application and Cancellation of Hearing
Pursuant to provisions of the Wyoming Industrial Development Information and Siting Act and Siting Rules and Regulations, Notice is hereby given that Broad Reach Power, LLC has withdrawn its Application for a Permit to construct and operate its Lincoln Solar project near Cokeville in Lincoln County. The hearing set for October 18-19, 2021 at 8:30 AM at the Roundhouse, located at 1500 Main Street, Evanston, Wyoming has been cancelled.
Dated this 7th Day of September, 2021
Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality
200 West 17th Street, Fourth Floor
Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002
Telephone: (307) 777-7369
Email: [email protected]
PUBLISHED: Sept. 14, 21, 2021 09141
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held in the Council Chambers of City Hall, Kemmerer, Wyoming, by the governing body of the City of Kemmerer on September 27, 2021, at 7:00 P.M., the purpose of which is to consider sale of, as well as the economic development benefit to the City Kemmerer of said sale of property, located at 821 South Main Street, Kemmerer, Wyoming, and more particularly described as: Lot 12, Block 11, Kemmerer Original Town, Kemmerer, Lincoln County, Wyoming. Pursuant to Wyoming Statute Section 15-1-112(b, d), the appraised value of the real property described herein is $21,000.
All persons interested may appear and be heard at the above time and place.
CITY OF KEMMERER
/s/ Natasia Diers
Natasia Diers, City Clerk-Treasurer
PUBLISHED: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 2021 09071
NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR’S SETTLEMENT
County of Lincoln
State of Wyoming
Notice is hereby given that on or after the 1st day of November, 2021, final settlement will be made by Kemmerer City, for and on account of the contract of said:
Straight Stripe Painting, Inc.
for the furnishing and installation of Improvements to Kemmerer Municipal Airport, 2021 Airport Seal Coat and Mark Pavements, WYDOT Project No. AEM009A and any person, co-partnership, association or corporation who has an unpaid lien against said Straight Stripe Painting, Inc. for or on account of the furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provision, provender or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or any of the subcontractors in or about the performance of said work, may at any time up to and including the time of final settlement on said 1st day of November, 2021, file a verified statement in the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim with Kemmerer City.
Failure on the part of the claimant to file such final statement will relieve said Owner from all and any liability for such claim.
State of Wyoming
PUBLISHED: Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 2021 09211