Public Scoping Materials

Below are the materials that were made available at the public scoping meetings held Aug. 17-20, 2009. If you have additional requests or general project inquiries please e-mail those to

Public Scoping Comment Form
We need your input. Fill out the online comment form

Project Overview
The purpose, need and benefits for the proposed project

Engineering and Electric Transmission Fact Sheet
Details on how the proposed transmission line will be constructed

Siting and Permitting
The steps used by the utilities in siting and permitting transmission line routes

Working with Landowners
How the utilities will work with affected landowners and other stakeholders to acquire the necessary power line and access easements for the project

Birds and Power Lines
Information regarding bird and power line interaction

Overhead vs. Underground
Information about undergrounding high-voltage transmission lines

Environmental Health
Learn more about the topic as it pertains to the project

Federal Review Process (revised 12/09)
Details and milestones for environmental review process

Preliminary Alternative Corridor Map
Potential corridors being considered for the project
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Link provides detailed preliminary alternative corridor maps (online versions of the large-scale sheet maps), the resource map book, and the visual simulation book

In the News

Power line generates public comments
Valley Courier
April 27, 2012


SLV power line headed back to drawing board
Pueblo Chieftain
April 27, 2012


Support for San Luis Valley line isn't powering down
Denver Post
November 2, 2011


Xcel is out, but transmission line is not
Valley Courier
November 2, 2011


Xcel likely to drop SLV solar, transmission line proposal
Pueblo Chieftain
November 1, 2011


San Luis Valley Power
Pueblo Chieftain
September 14, 2011


Colorado PUC reaffirms approval of San Luis Valley power line sought by Xcel, Tri-State
Denver Business Journal
September 2, 2011




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