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Northern Colorado Area Plan Ault to Cloverly Transmission Project

Project Description

The project includes:

  • A 230 kV double-circuit transmission line from the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Ault Substation to the new Xcel Energy Husky Substation. (In November 2018, a site plan for the new Husky Substation in the Town of Ault was submitted and was approved in February 2018.)
  • The new Husky Substation would replace the Xcel Energy Ault 44 kV Substation, which would be decommissioned.
  • A 230 kV double-circuit transmission line from the new Husky Substation to a new Eaton-area substation.
  • The new Eaton-area substation would replace the existing Xcel Energy Eaton 44 kV Substation, which would be decommissioned. The new Eaton-area substation would accommodate upgrades to the local electrical distribution system.
  • A 230 kV double-circuit transmission line from the new Eaton-area substation to Xcel’s existing Cloverly Substation.

The transmission line would be constructed to accommodate two 230 kV circuits; however, only one circuit would be installed and operated at 115 kV until additional electrical service is needed.

  • Note: Minor adjustments may occur during final design and right-of-way acquisition

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Proposed Route Simulations

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CanAm Hwy • Ault

Looking North • 12/17/2019 • 3:56pm

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Simulation of a Typical Substaion

Looking North • 12/17/2019 • 3:07pm

Alternatives Considered and Eliminated

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CanAm Hwy • Ault

Looking South • 12/17/2019 • 4:00pm

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O St & 37 • Greeley

Looking West • 12/17/2019 • 2:36pm

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CanAm Hwy • Eaton

Looking North • 9/14/2020 • 11:37am

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CanAm Hwy • Eaton

Looking South • 9/14/2020 • 11:38am

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