Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Idaho Power Newsletter and Updated Maps

Dear B2H Project Stakeholders,

 Thank you for your continued interest and participation in the Boardman to Hemingway (B2H) Transmission Line Project. Idaho Power is working hard to enhance reliability throughout the region and move energy from where it’s generated to where it’s used in homes, farms and communities.
A lot has happened on the project since we last met with area stakeholders in summer 2010, so we wanted to provide a brief update about project activities.
Please view the B2H Connection recently mailed to project stakeholders or visit the project website using the links below to learn more about:
  • Routing changes in the Boardman, Baker City, Brogan and Owyhee Dam areas as suggested by stakeholders following community and landowner meetings in summer 2010.
  • Field surveys conducted or underway.
  • The latest project schedule outlining Idaho Powers in-service date change from June 2015 to June 2016 to ensure adequate time for construction.
  • Micrositing as part of Idaho Power’s commitment to refine project routing where possible to lessen impacts to communities and landowners.
As you’ll see, a lot of work has been accomplished over the last year, and there’s a lot more work to do. We are working with the Bureau of Land ManagementOregon Department of EnergyU.S. Forest Service and many other stakeholders to build this 300-mile line. We encourage you to stay involved in the project by attending future public meetings and visiting the website for the latest project updates.

Keith Georgeson, Project Manager