NV Energy ON Line Transmission Project
Connecting the Northern and Southern Nevada power grids. Complete habitat restoration in highly environmentally sensitive areas of the Mojave Desert.
In 2011, NV Energy and Great Basin Transmission South, an affiliate of LS Power, partnered to build the 237-mile 500 kV, 600-megawatt ON Line Transmission Line, to connect the Northern and Southern Nevada power grids. This $343-million, 3-year project spanned over 235-miles, of which 134 miles were located in the environmentally sensitive Mojave Desert, requiring specialty environmental reclamation services to protect the existing natural habitats. ON Line is critical to ensure the reliability and integrity of the Western grid, and is part of the transmission backbone that brings growing wind and solar power generation in Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada to California and other major-load areas.