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
Resolute Voice, did you even read the article?
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
Build the lines and tax the heck out of them! Win win win for Utah!
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.
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.
Shame it terminates in Las Vegas.
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.