Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Transmission Line

To reduce costs and increase reliability for its ratepayers, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power needed to construct a new 500-kilovolt, 10- to 14-mile transmission line to deliver power from the Apex generating station to the Crystal switching station in Clark County, Nevada.

Project Facts
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Clark County, Nevada
  • Project is ongoing
  • 500 kilovolts
  • 10-14 miles long

The Challenge

The project runs primarily across federal land requiring a number of regulatory approvals and permits from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and is subject to various mitigation requirements and best management practices.

The Solution

We specialize in environmental permitting and compliance for linear energy projects. To support BLM review, we provided environmental documentation, including preparing a plan of development; an environmental assessment addressing air quality and biological, cultural, and visual resources; and technical studies for biological and cultural resources. A notice of application has been filed.

In Our Words

“If we’re not constantly adding value, we’re not doing our job. We can eliminate the learning curve by bringing the right resources and relationships to the table on day one. On this project, our knowledge of the utility corridors and key environmental resources, coupled with strong agency relationships enabled the project to move forward aggressively and efficiently.”

Eric Wilson, LEED AP
Senior Project Manager

What We Did

Our multidisciplinary specialties allow us to provide efficiencies that maintain project momentum.

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