Idaho Power's 2011 IRP identified the need for a 2016 in-service date for the project.
However, the completion date of the project is subject to siting, permitting, regulatory approvals,
in-service date requirements of the parties electing to construct the line,
the terms of any resulting joint construction agreements, and other conditions.
Idaho Power, BLM and ODOE are currently working to update the project schedule based on these factors.
The draft EIS and ASC are expected to be released in 2014.
Idaho Power estimates that a project in-service date prior to 2018 is unlikely.
Check back soon for an updated permitting schedule.