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Energy Corridor PEIS Links

Use the links on this page to access resources related to the West-wide Energy Corridor Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS).

The Web sites listed below provide valuable information relating to the Energy Corridor PEIS. In addition, you can link directly to the lists of links provided by these sites to access additional sites with relevant information.

PEIS Agency Links

DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

The mission of the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is to lead national efforts to modernize the electric grid; enhance security and reliability of the energy infrastructure, and facilitate recovery from disruptions to energy supply. The DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is the lead agency preparing the West-wide Energy Corridor Programmatic EIS.

DOE Energy Information Administration (EIA)

The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. EIA provides policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. The Energy Information Administration Web site has a list of energy-related links at http://www.eia.doe.gov/links.html.

Bureau of Land Management National Energy Initiatives

The Bureau of Land Management, an agency of the Department of the Interior, manages more land - 261 million surface acres, and 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate - than any other Federal agency, most being in the Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau works closely with other federal agencies, state and tribal governments, local communities, industry and citizens of the U.S. to develop dependable, affordable and environmentally sound energy from the public lands. The BLM is a co-lead agency preparing the West-wide Energy Corridor Programmatic EIS. The National Energy Initiatives Links page features links to a variety of energy-related sites and documents.

Energy Policy Act Section 1813: Indian Lands Rights-of-Way Study Public Information Center

This Website contains general information, news, public comments, and background documents pertaining to Section 1813 of the Energy Policy Act - the Indian Lands Rights-of-Way study.

USDA Forest Service

The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres. The Forest Service is a cooperating agency preparing the West-wide Energy Corridor Programmatic EIS.

Other Resources

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

FERC regulates and oversees energy industries in the economic, environmental, and safety interests of the American public. FERC is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines as well as licensing hydropower projects.

Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)

WECC is responsible for coordinating and promoting electric system reliability among the participating electric power systems engaged in bulk power generation and/or transmission serving all or part of the 14 Western States and British Columbia, Canada. WECC’s homepage contains links to a variety of energy-related sites.

North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC)

NERC's mission is to ensure that the bulk electric system in North America is reliable, adequate and secure. Since its formation in 1968, NERC has operated successfully as a self-regulatory organization, relying on reciprocity, peer pressure and the mutual self-interest of all those involved.

Southwest Area Transmission

Southwest Area Transmission (SWAT) is comprised of transmission regulators/governmental entities, transmission users, transmission owners, transmission operators and environmental entities. The goal of SWAT is to promote regional planning in the Desert Southwest. The site features links to several other energy resources.

Southwest Transmission Expansion Plan (STEP)

STEP’s primary mission is to coordinate transmission expansion plans in the STEP area.

Rocky Mountain Area Transmission Study

The goal of the Rocky Mountain Area Transmission Study is to identify in an open and public process, the most critical electric transmission and generation project needs in the Rocky Mountain sub region, and with broad stakeholder involvement provide a framework for regional collaboration to improve the Western interconnection with technical, financial and environmentally viable projects identified for developmental consideration.

Colorado Coordinated Planning Group (CCPG)

The Colorado Coordinated Planning Group (CCPG) is a joint, high voltage transmission system planning forum for the purpose of assuring a high degree of reliability in the planning, development, and operation of the high voltage transmission system in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Wyoming Infrastructure Authority

The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority is tasked with diversifying and growing the state's economy through the development of Wyoming's electric transmission infrastructure. The Authority is also responsible for planning, financing, building, maintaining, and operating electric transmission and related facilities.