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Rocky Mountain Power Begins Construction on 160-Mile Line

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May 10, 2013

Richfield — Rocky Mountain Power has begun construction of a high-voltage transmission line to serve customers throughout six western states. Utah Gov, Gary Herbert joined power company officials in today's groundbreaking for the 160-mile Sigurd to Red Butte transmission line. The company also announced completion of its 100-mile Mona to Oquirrh transmission line, which will begin service May 17. Both projects are located in Utah.

"The company is moving forward with these significant transmission projects because they make sense for our customers," said Natalie Hocken, senior vice president of transmission and system operations at PacifiCorp, Rocky Mountain Power’s parent company. "We thoroughly review the need for these large, important investments, adjusting and sometimes deferring projects while making sure our transmission system has the flexibility needed to provide reliable, cost-effective service for our customers."

The first segment of the company's Energy Gateway transmission expansion project, a 135-mile segment from Idaho to Utah, has been serving customers since 2010. Other segments continue in varied stages of siting and permitting and are planned to be completed in a phased-in approach to respond to customers' needs.

"Energy Gateway transmission investments will enable the company to continue providing quality electric service to meet our customers' electricity needs and enhance the economies of the areas we serve," said.

Richard Walje, Rocky Mountain Power president and CEO, said the company has adjusted plans according to the developing needs of customers to ensure that new facilities are put in place at the right time to provide safe, reliable and reasonably priced electric service.

The 345-kilovolt Sigurd to Red Butte transmission line is planned to stretch from the Sigurd substation near Richfield to the expanded Red Butte substation in Washington County. The company expects it to begin serving customers in summer 2015.

The recently completed Mona to Oquirrh transmission line includes a new single circuit 500/345-kilovolt line from the Clover substation in Juab County to the site of the future Limber substation in Tooele County. From there the line continues as a double-circuit 345-kilovolt line to the existing Oquirrh substation in West Jordan. Construction on that line began in 2011.

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