March 27, 2023 – Sargent & Lundy attended a groundbreaking ceremony promoting the construction of a 125-mile high-voltage transmission line project between Southern California and central Arizona on January 19. Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, Governor of Arizona Katie Hobbs, members of the California Independent System Operator, along with many other dignitaries and project partners were in attendance near Tonopah, Arizona – the eastern terminus of the project’s planned electric grid.
Ten West Link is a planned energy infrastructure featuring a 500-kilovolt transmission line connecting electrical substations near Tonopah, Arizona, and Blythe, California. The project, owned and developed by Lotus Infrastructure Partners, will utilize the region’s potential for large-scale renewable energy and energy storage development and help the two states reach their renewable energy standards and carbon reduction goals. Construction began in late 2022, and the project is expected to be operational in 2024.
Sargent & Lundy has been contracted to provide independent engineering services to support this important infrastructure project. For details about our work supporting Ten West Link including technical due diligent assessments, engineering reviews, procurement, vendor capability assessments, and onsite construction oversight, read the full project profile.
With over 132 years in the power industry, Sargent & Lundy offers a wealth of industry knowledge and experience in electric grid infrastructure services. Projects like Ten West Link benefit from our cost-effective designs suited for the diverse conditions encountered along transmission line routes, as well as our utmost commitment to quality and safety. Clients rely on us to assess, plan, engineer, and commission the vital facilities of complex electric grid systems. We support smart grid implementation through new substation designs, solar and wind energy designs, battery energy storage, grid interconnection, load flow studies, and numerous other grid modernization services.