ICF International completes transmission line study

Fairfax, Va., August 31, 2009 — ICF International completed an independent study for the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority to develop and apply a framework for determining the minimum separation distance between proposed transmission lines in Wyoming.

An increasing demand for renewable energy in the West requires constructing long-distance transmission lines to connect remote renewable resources to distant load centers.

Currently, seven extra-high voltage transmission lines are proposed for Wyoming. A concern over the potential impacts of constructing these multiple transmission lines on the Wyoming landscape, and a lack of a required separation distance for transmission lines, caused the need for this independent study.

“We appreciate the opportunity to conduct this important study for the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority and the state of Wyoming. This study reflects the type of independent analysis ICF is known for and has provided to our energy clients for the past 30 years,” said Robert Henke, ICF senior vice president and manager of ICF’s Mountain West region.

Based on the assumptions, data availability, and analytic framework developed in this report, ICF recommends a range of minimum line separation distances for new transmission lines in Wyoming.

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