Through this website, PA Consulting, as Independent Solicitation Manager, will share relevant information and documents about the Open Solicitation process. Potential customers who wish to participate in the Open Solicitation must register in accordance with instructions on this website, including entering into a Mutual Confidentiality Agreement with TransWest Express LLC. Register for more information.

About the TransWest Express Transmission Project

The TWE Project is a new high-voltage interregional transmission system primarily designed to deliver renewable wind energy from Wyoming to the Desert Southwest region (California, Nevada and Arizona). The Project’s benefits include enhancing the stability of the existing transmission system, providing greater access to location-constrained generation resources, and assisting western states in meeting their renewable portfolio standards. The TWE Project is expected to be in service by late 2025.

The TWE Project includes a 3,000 MW high-voltage direct current (HVDC) system that will extend from Carbon County, Wyoming, to the existing Intermountain Power Project (IPP) 345kV switchyard near Delta, Utah, and a 1,500 MW high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) system that will extend from the TWE Project’s HVDC terminal in Utah to southern Nevada.

More detailed information is available in the Open Solicitation Information Memorandum, and on the TWE Project website.

TWE Project routes map

About the available transmission service products

Two primary long-term firm transmission service products are available through this Open Solicitation. Each of these products will provide transmission service from Wyoming to market off-take points in Utah and Nevada. The two products are:

  • Up to 1,500 MW Wyoming to Utah point-to-point service; and
  • Up to 1,500 MW Wyoming to Nevada point-to-point service, with several delivery points available.

About the Open Solicitation process

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved TransWest’s Open Solicitation process on February 26, 2021. The FERC order is available here.

In accordance with FERC’s order, PA Consulting, as Independent Solicitation Manager, will manage the Open Solicitation process. PA’s role will include sharing information, answering questions, registering potential customers, receiving Statements of Interest and supporting documents, screening registered participants for eligibility under the FERC-approved eligibility criteria, and ranking eligible participants under the FERC-approved ranking criteria. Then, TransWest will engage in phased bilateral negotiations with the highest-ranked eligible customers.

Registration and Documents

Publicly available documents relating to the Open Solicitation are available here. Confidential documents, including the Customer Agreement and indicative rate information, are accessible only to potential customers who execute a Mutual Confidentiality Agreement and complete the registration process.

Deadlines

The relevant deadlines are available on the Calendar.