High Power Transmission Lines



Midway City is joining the Utah Climate and Clean Air Compact. This decision along with several others as part of their most recent council meeting.

Utah’s business, faith, civic and, government leaders along with communities throughout the state make up the Utah Climate and Clean Air Compact. Last week Midway City Council members voted unanimously to join the coalition. Strategies include better building codes, improving air quality, energy efficiency, developing transit systems including active transportation and immediately addressing greenhouse gas emissions.

Volt Citizens Group

70% of Midway residents polled wish to have new large transmission lines buried underground, and over half a million dollars have been raised to fund that effort. Despite that support, The lines could end up overhead due to high costs and a large power companies reported deadline.

VOLT Citizens

The Utah Utility Facility Review Board held their initial hearing regarding Rocky Mountain Power’s petition against Midway City on Tuesday.

Rocky Mountain Power has agreed to provide Midway with multiple bids for the cost to bury transmission lines underground. Once Midway receives the bid, they’ll have two weeks to make a final decision. The power company is taking more steps to ensure that deadline remains firm.

spreadsheet showing what citizens prefer when it comes to burying transmission lines
Midway City

After a professional randomized survey 70% of Midway residents say they prefer the transmission lines running through the southern portion of the city be buried underground at extra cost rather than placed overhead.

Wasatch County

Rocky Mountain Power Company and the municipal power company, Heber Light and Power, are evaluating the feasibility of burying new high power lines through the Heber Valley. The community has expressed opposition to the original plan which would run the 100 foot power poles through sensitive view corridors. Rocky Mountain Power would pay for the costs of installing above ground lines but the Heber Valley Community would have to pay for the difference in costs to bury them.   Carolyn Murray has this: