Wyo-Colo Power line plans take shape

CHEYENNE (AP) — Developers will take bids from power generators, distributors and others for space on a proposed power line to transmit electricity from eastern Wyoming to the Colorado Front Range.

Developers of the “Wyoming-Colorado Intertie” project will hold an open-season auction in June, hoping to collect commitments for up to 900 megawatts of transmission.

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As power lines kill eagles, feds look into problem

CODY – A series of golden eagle deaths by electrocution from power lines east of Worland has prompted a federal investigation, and the power company involved said it is continuing extensive work to correct the problem.

Thirteen golden eagles have died near Worland since December, most at sites along power lines running through the Cottonwood Oil Field, said Jeff Hymas, a spokesman for Rocky Mountain Power.

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TransCanada pipeline clears key hurdle

TransCanada Corp. has secured a major boost to its plans for the long-awaited $5.2-billion Keystone oil pipeline, securing a U.S. presidential permit that allows the construction of the gargantuan infrastructure project.While TransCanada must still secure some approvals from U.S. states, getting the presidential permit was considered to be the largest regulatory hurdle to getting Keystone approved. The company expects the pipeline, which will be the most expensive yet built by TransCanada, to open up a vast, untapped market in the southern U.S. for Canadian producers, creating new buyers and improving price stability for crude from Alberta’s oil sands.

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