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LS Power

Great Basin Transmission, LLC (GBT)

Southwest Intertie Project

February 2010


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LS Power

  • LS Power is a power generation and transmission group

Power Generation

Transmission

Acquisition

  • Over 20,000 MW of development, construction, or operations experience

  • Active development of renewable and fossil generation resources

  • Advanced development of 500+ mile, 500-kV Southwest Intertie Project

  • Designated to build 200+ miles of 2-345 kV in Texas to support renewable resources

  • Active development of transmission infrastructure

  • Over $4 billion in private equity capital dedicated to energy sector

  • Acquired ~ 15,000 MW of power generation

Functional Expertise

Project Development

Licensing & Environmental

Regulatory & Transmission

Power Marketing

Project Finance

Construction & Operations


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Project Portfolio


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Western Transmission Projects

  • Southwest Intertie Project (SWIP)

  • Southern Nevada Intertie Project (SNIP)

  • Overland Transmission Project (OTP)

  • Wyoming-Colorado Intertie (WCI)


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Southwest Intertie Project (SWIP)

  • Great Basin Transmission, LLC

  • 510-mile 500 kV AC line

  • ~2,000 MW of transfer capability

  • MOUs with Western Area Power Administration and NV Energy (NVE)

  • Target in service 2012

Idaho

Midpoint

Nevada

Robinson Summit

Harry Allen


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Southern Nevada Intertie Project (SNIP)

Nevada

Harry

Allen

Eldorado

  • Great Basin Transmission, LLC

  • ~60 mile 500 kV AC line running between Harry Allen and Eldorado 500 kV Stations

  • ~2,000 MW of transfer capability

  • Target in service 2013


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Overland Transmission Project

  • Jade Energy Associates, LLC

  • ~560-mile long 500 kV± DC line running between southeast Wyoming and southern Idaho

  • ~2,000-3,000 MW of transfer capability

  • Target in service 2015

The ROW routes shown on this diagram are for illustrative purposes only and may not depict the actual route that could eventually be selected. The substation locations may also be modified.


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Wyoming-Colorado Intertie Project

  • Wyoming Colorado Intertie, LLC

  • ~180-mile long 345 kV AC line running between southeast Wyoming and Colorado front range

  • ~850 MW of transfer capability

  • Public-private partnership with WIA and with the assistance of Western

  • Target in service 2015


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GBT Projects in the SSPG Footprint

Southwest Intertie Project (SWIP)

Southern Nevada Intertie Project (SNIP)


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Idaho

Midpoint

Nevada

Robinson Summit

SWIP

Harry

Allen

SNIP

Eldorado

SWIP/SNIPStations and Segment Lengths

SWIP

  • Southern Portion

    Harry Allen – Robinson Summit (235 miles)

  • Northern Portion

    Robinson Summit – Midpoint (275 miles)

    SNIP

  • Harry Allen – Eldorado (60 miles)


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SWIP Phases


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SWIP/SNIP Plan of Service (Proposed)

Phase I

  • SWIP-South/ON Line (New)

    • ~ 235 mi 500kV AC Line

    • Fold-in of NVE’s Falcon-Gonder 345 kV Line to New Robinson Summit Station

    • Series Compensation on Falcon-Robinson Summit 345 kV Line

    • 600+ MW Rating

      Phase II

  • SWIP-South/ON Line (Additions)

    • 70% Series Compensation

    • 2-345kV PST on Falcon-Gonder Line

    • SVC at Robinson Summit

    • ~2000 MW Rating

  • SWIP-North and SNIP (New)

    • ~ 275 mi 500kV AC Line (SWIP-North) and 60 mi 500kV AC Line (SNIP)

    • 70% Series Compensation

    • ~2000 MW Rating


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SWIP Status

  • Commercial Arrangements

    • MOU/Term Sheet with NV Energy as anchor shipper and co-owner of SWIP-South

    • MOU/Term Sheet with Western Area Power Administration for financing under the Recovery Act of 2009

    • Negotiating contracts for sale of excess capacity pursuant to Open Season

  • Southern Portion

    • Performing final design

    • Bidding construction and supply contracts

    • Phase II of WECC Rating Process

    • Target construction start – Q3 2010

    • Target in-service – Q4 2012

  • Northern Portion

    • Finalizing BLM COM Plan

    • Finalizing real estate acquisition in Idaho

    • Phase II of WECC Rating Process

    • Target construction start – 2011

    • Target in-service – 2013


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SNIP Status

  • Ongoing Activities

    • Real estate acquisition

    • Engineering studies

    • Biological field studies

    • Interaction with local government agencies

    • Initial UEPA permit application filed with Public Utilities Commission of Nevada

  • Next Steps

    • Complete real estate acquisition

    • BLM Environmental Assessment & Right-of-Way Grant

    • Local special use permits

    • UEPA permit from Public Utilities Commission of Nevada

    • Target construction start – 2011

    • Target in-service – 2013


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