Gateway West Powerline Project
WLC was involved in this multi-state project which will provide additional capacity for power transmission from Wyoming to the West Coast. The project allows for new energy resources, including wind, which will provide the current and future residents in this area with an improved and more reliable electrical system. The proposed line crosses approximately 500 miles of public land managed by the BLM, including 300 miles in Idaho and 200 miles in Wyoming. The current plan includes multiple transmission lines with a total length of more than 1,150 miles across Southern Wyoming into Idaho. WLC’s portion includes 344 miles, crossing five Wyoming counties. WLC was engaged in this project in several capacities. Services included corridor identification, network control, staging areas and access, land survey retracement, foreign utility crossings, and GIS data management. WLC was also responsible for the right-of-way and legal exhibit preparation on this portion of this project. During this project, WLC incorporated the newest technologies for the control segment as we established the primary control. These technologies allowed WLC to seamlessly collect and incorporate field data and ensure all mapping requirements were met.