Meetings will air details of mega transmission line in Utah


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  • dave31 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 14, 2011 11:26 a.m.

    I wish the article had provided some information as to why the proposed transmission line is a "direct current" line. This appears to me to be a first. I thought this issue became settled early in the last century between Edison and Steinmetz. DC can not be "stepped up or stepped down" in voltage, thus limiting the distance over which Direct Current can be transmitted effectively. This is an important technical issue that I would like to learn more about.

  • coachcarter Cedar City, UT
    Feb. 14, 2011 10:42 a.m.

    Resolute Voice, did you even read the article?

  • Cedarite Cedar City, UT
    Feb. 14, 2011 10:29 a.m.

    They shouldn't march through established neighborhoods as a number of recent RMP projects have done, and they shouldn't compromise views from the parks that draw tourists. And the states using the power need to pay for them, not Utah rate payers.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Feb. 14, 2011 10:18 a.m.

    Build the lines and tax the heck out of them! Win win win for Utah!

  • Civil Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 14, 2011 7:42 a.m.

    Transmission lines for clean energy while Utah uses fossil fuels because they are cheaper? I think Utah should charge a "transmission toll" and use the funds to subsidize clean power for Utah.

  • Resolute Voice Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 14, 2011 7:35 a.m.

    This should not go through Utah in any way. Utah wind and renewable power should be used for Utah first. The same goes for Utah land. California, Nevada, and Arizona should not be built on Utah's back. Gov. Herbert should oppose this. Utah is a soverign state and our welfare is our primary concern. The other states can and should fend for themselves on this issue.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Feb. 14, 2011 6:21 a.m.

    Shame it terminates in Las Vegas.

  • MenaceToSociety Draper, UT
    Feb. 14, 2011 1:05 a.m.

    This sounds like it's driving SUWA nuts. As much as they seem to enjoy their agenda opposing all progress and development, how can they oppose renewable energy? What are the odds environmental extremists sue this project at some point? They can't help themselves!

    I'm fairly liberal, but I gotta call it like I see it.