Construction of the proposed transmission line would begin after Idaho Power receives permits from BLM and USFS, and an Energy Facility Site Certificate from ODOE-EFSC.
Constructing a transmission line is a big undertaking, which includes building access roads and towers, stringing lines and restoring disturbed lands. Idaho Power will oversee all transmission line and substation design and construction, and contract with construction companies to build the line.
Idaho Power will conform to all state and federal siting requirements when siting the line. Additionally, all applicable safety codes and standards will be followed to ensure our system operates safely and reliably.