August 2009 (revised February 2010). Under contract to the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (www.wyia.org), ICF International performed an independent study of factors affecting the separation distance between multiple electric transmission lines proposed for sharing common corridors in Wyoming. Meeting the increasing demand for renewable energy in the West will require constructing long-distance transmission lines to bring remote renewable power to distant load centers. However, an accepted framework to systematically address the competing separation issues of power system reliability, costs, and environmental and land-use constraints is lacking. To address this need, ICF developed an analytical framework for determining the appropriate separation distance for transmission lines in Wyoming which can also be applied to other western states.
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