LS Power Announces New Transmission Project To Facilitate Wind Energy Development

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LS Power is taking steps to develop the LaSalle Transmission Project, a new 345 kV transmission project connecting Illinois and Indiana. The project is intended to facilitate wind energy development within the region.

LaSalle is an approximately 160-mile transmission line proposed to connect three existing 345 kV substations operated by the PJM Regional Transmission Operator. These three substations are the Pontiac-Midpoint substation near Pontiac, Ill; the Reynolds substation near Reynolds, Ind; and the Dumont substation near North Liberty, Ind. New substations may also be constructed along the transmission line to serve as points where additional wind could interconnect to the transmission system.

‘LaSalle will be routed through some of the most promising areas in Illinois and Indiana for wind development – areas that currently have limited access to the high-voltage transmission system,’ says Sharon K. Segner, director of project development at LS Power. ‘LaSalle will provide both a means for wind generation to connect to the transmission system and an outlet for the wind generation to be delivered to load.’

The project is being developed by Central Transmission LLC, a new transmission company and member of the LS Power Group.

SOURCE: LS Power Group

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