By Mitch Colburn, Vice President of Planning, Engineering and 建设
Reliable, affordable, clean energy has been a hallmark of hg8868皇冠下载’s 105-year history.
Today, we’re building on that tradition with an ambitious goal: providing 100% clean energy by 2045. Achieving this goal will take a lot of work and ingenuity. 我们将面临许多挑战.
The good news is that we’ve got a great start. Almost half our energy today comes from clean hydropower.
As we pursue our goal, we expect to invest in additional clean, affordable sources. 同样重要的是, 我们需要一个更强大的, more connected grid to balance energy from those sources across multiple regions so we can provide as much energy as our customers need when they need it.
That’s why we plan to build the 博德曼致海明威 (B2H) transmission line. 这290英里, 500-kilovolt clean-energy pipeline will stretch from Boardman, 俄勒冈州, to the Hemingway Substation southwest of Boise.
自2006年以来, our research has shown that B2H is the most cost-effective, lowest-risk way to meet extra demand brought on by a dizzying pace of growth in southern Idaho and eastern 俄勒冈州.
B2H will allow more efficient use of energy resources and help keep prices affordable. It will allow hg8868皇冠下载 to import clean energy from the Pacific Northwest during the summer, 当我们的客户需求达到顶峰时. 在冬天, our neighbors to the west can access clean energy from outside their region to heat their homes and businesses.
Transmission projects like B2H are important not just to hg8868皇冠下载, but to energy providers all over the country. 区域之间有更多的联系, companies can satisfy customers’ needs by buying clean energy produced outside their service areas — even if it’s hundreds of miles away — when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing in their own areas.
Transmission line projects like B2H will benefit customers of hg8868皇冠下载 and dozens more energy companies like PacifiCorp and the Bonneville Power Administration, which are working with us to develop the B2H project.
我们正在取得良好进展. BLM and Forest 服务 permits have been secured and the project is well into the state of 俄勒冈州’s permitting process. We continue to work closely with landowners, local governments and other stakeholders in Idaho and 俄勒冈州 as we look for ways to minimize the project’s impacts. The project is planned to be in service in 2026 or later.
For more information on B2H, including a video explaining its purpose and need, visit BoardmantoHemingway.com.