Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given of the Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for situs and non-situs Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct its Gateway South Transmission Project and the Gateway West Segment D.1 Transmission Project (Transmission Projects), as more fully described below:
RMP is a public utility, as defined in Wyo. Stat. §37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. §37-2-112.
On August 26, 2020, the Company submitted an Application together with testimony, and exhibits requesting the Commission grant both a situs and non-situs CPCN to construct the Gateway South and Gateway West Segment D.1Transmission Projects.
Gateway South is a 414 mile, high-voltage 500-kV transmission line that will begin at the Aeolus substation, which is located near Medicine Bow, Wyoming. From the Aeolus substation, the line extends west to Wamsutter, Wyoming, and then generally south to the Colorado border. From there, the line crosses through the northwest corner of Colorado, enters Utah, eventually terminating at the Clover substation near Mona, Utah. Construction of Gateway South requires the modification of existing 345-kV transmission infrastructure in the Mona, Utah area and modifications to the existing Aeolus and Anticline substations located in Wyoming and modifications to the existing Clover and Mona substations located in Utah. Due to the length of Gateway South, construction of two new series compensation substations are necessary, which are the Little Snake substation located in Colorado and the Coyote substation located in Utah. Modifications to the existing Aeolus and Anticline substations located in Wyoming and to the existing Clover and Mona substations located in Utah will also be required to accommodate the Gateway South.
More specifically, the Gateway South transmission line will pass through:
• T. 13 N., R. 93 W., T. 14 N., R. 93 W., T. 15 N., R. 93 W., T. 16 N., R. 92 W., T. 16 N., R. 93 W., T. 17 N., R. 93 W., T. 18 N., R. 93 W., T. 19 N., R. 92 W., T. 19 N., R. 93 W., T. 20 N., R. 84 W., T. 20 N., R. 85 W., T. 20 N., R. 88 W., T. 20 N., R. 89 W., T. 20 N., R. 90 W., T. 21 N., R. 83 W., T. 21 N., R. 84 W., T. 21 N., R. 85 W., T. 21 N., R. 86 W., T. 21 N., R. 87 W., T. 21 N., R. 88 W., T. 21 N., R. 89 W., T. 22 N., R. 80 W., T. 22 N., R. 82 W., T. 22 N., R. 83 W., T. 23 N., R. 80 W., T. 23 N., R. 81 W., T. 23 N., R. 82 W., T. 24 N., R. 80 W., T. 24 N., R. 81 W., Carbon County, Wyoming; and
• T. 12 N., R. 94 W., T. 12 N., R. 95 W., T. 13 N., R. 94 W., T. 13 N., R. 95 W., T. 14 N., R. 94 W., T. 19 N., R. 94 W., T. 20 N., R. 90 W., T. 20 N., R. 91 W., T. 20 N., R. 92 W., T. 20 N., R. 94 W., T. 21 N., R. 90 W., Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
Gateway West Segment D.1 will begin at the existing Windstar substation located in southeastern Wyoming and will run southwest to the Shirley Basin substation located 20 miles north of Medicine Bow, Wyoming. Gateway West Segment D.1 will require construction of a new 230-kV Heward substation located adjacent to the existing Difficulty substation and modification to the existing Shirley Basin, Dave Johnston, Windstar, and Anticline substations. RMP is also proposing to reconstruct 57 miles of an existing 230-kV transmission line that extends from the existing Shirley Basin substation to the existing Dave Johnston substation.
More specifically, the Gateway West Segment D.1 transmission line will pass through:
• T.26 N., R. 78 W., T.26 N., R. 79 W., T.27 N., R. 78 W., T.28 N., R. 78 W., T.28 N., R. 79 W., Carbon County, Wyoming;
• T.29 N., R. 78 W., T.29 N., R. 79 W., T.30 N., R. 77 W., T.30 N., R. 78 W., T.31 N., R. 77 W., T.31 N., R. 80 W., T.32 N., R. 77 W., Natrona County, Wyoming; and
• T.31 N., R. 77 W., T.32 N., R. 76 W., T.32 N., R. 77 W., T.33 N., R. 74 W., T.33 N., R. 75 W., T.33 N., R. 76 W., T.34 N., R. 74 W., T.34 N., R. 75 W., Converse County, Wyoming.
To complete the Transmission Projects by 2023, the Company proposes a phased CPCN review process. First, the Company requests conditional CPCNs under Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-205(f) that allow the Company to: (i) by December 31, 2020, start the process to finalize acquisition of the rights-of-way necessary to construct the Transmission Projects; and (ii) by June 1, 2021, commence work on the Transmission Projects on a limited notice to proceed basis. Second, the Company requests completion of the Advanced Review Process and issuance of final, unconditional CPCNs to allow construction to commence on a final notice to proceed basis by August 1, 2021.
The proposed projects are necessary to allow for interconnection of additional resources to serve load by 2024 and allow interconnection of an additional 1,920 megawatts (MW) of generation resources in eastern Wyoming; offer time-limited federal tax incentives associated with new renewable generation will be enabled by the Transmission Projects to partially offset costs; to accommodate 2,500 MW of interconnection and transmission service requests governed by executed contracts requiring construction of the Transmission Projects; and to improve transmission grid reliability.
The preliminary estimated total cost of the Transmission Projects is expected to exceed $2 billion, which includes $915 million for Wyoming based facilities.
The Company intends to finance the Project through its normal internal and external sources of capital, including net cash flow from operating activities, public and private debt offerings, the issuance of commercial paper, the use of unsecured revolving credit facilities, capital contributions, and other sources. The financial impact will not impair the Company’s ability to continue to provide safe and reliable electricity service at reasonable rates.
This is not a complete description of RMP’s Application. Interested persons may inspect the entire Application at RMP’s Wyoming offices and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours. The Application may also be reviewed on line at:
Anyone desiring to file a public comment, statement, protest, intervention petition or request for a public hearing in this matter must file with the Commission in writing on or before October 1, 2020. Any intervention request filed with the Commission shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing as well as the position and the interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.
If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, or you wish to file a public comment, statement, or protest, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-588-EN-20 (Record No. 15604) in your communications.
Dated: September 3, 2020
PUBLISHED: Sept. 21, 28,2021 09212
KEMMERER GITY COUNCIL SPECIAL SESSION MEETING MINUTES
AUGUST 30, 2021
The Kemmerer City Council met in a special session this 30th day of August, 2021, at 6:05 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, Kemmerer, Wyoming. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present on roll call were Mayor William Thek, Councilman Bill Price, Councilman Mark Quinn, Councilman Eric Rudy, and Councilwoman Jamie Thornock. Councilman Robert Bowen and Councilman Dale Hicks were absent.
Motion was made by Councilman Price to excuse the absence of Councilman Bowen and Councilman Hicks; seconded by Councilman Quinn and unanimously approved by Council present.
(a) Motion was made Councilman Quinn to authorize the change order for the outdoor pool repair for a total project cost not to exceed $47,599 and authorize the mayor to sign a check for half down of the cost of the remaining repairs in the amount of $11,675.00; seconded by Councilman Rudy and unanimously approved by Council present.
There being no further business before the Council, Councilwoman Thornock made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Councilman Quinn and unanimously approved by Council present; 6:27 p.m.
CITY OF KEMMERER, WYOMING
BY: WILLIAM J THEK, MAYOR
PUBLISHED: Sept. 28, 2021 09282
NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR’S SETTLEMENT
County of Lincoln
State of Wyoming
Notice is hereby given that on or after the 1st day of November, 2021, final settlement will be made by Kemmerer City, for and on account of the contract of said:
Straight Stripe Painting, Inc.
for the furnishing and installation of Improvements to Kemmerer Municipal Airport, 2021 Airport Seal Coat and Mark Pavements, WYDOT Project No. AEM009A and any person, co-partnership, association or corporation who has an unpaid lien against said Straight Stripe Painting, Inc. for or on account of the furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provision, provender or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or any of the subcontractors in or about the performance of said work, may at any time up to and including the time of final settlement on said 1st day of November, 2021, file a verified statement in the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim with Kemmerer City.
Failure on the part of the claimant to file such final statement will relieve said Owner from all and any liability for such claim.
State of Wyoming
PUBLISHED: Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 2021 09211
KEMMERER CITY COUNCIL
AUGUST 23, 2021
The Kemmerer City Council met in regular session this 23rd day of August, 2021, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, Kemmerer, Wyoming. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present on roll call were Mayor William Thek, Councilman Dale Hicks, Councilman Bill Price, and Councilwoman Jamie Thornock. Councilman Robert Bowen, Councilman Mark Quinn and Councilman Eric Rudy were absent.
Motion was made by Councilman Hicks to excuse the absence of Councilman Bowen; Councilman Quinn and Councilman Rudy, seconded by Councilman Price and unanimously approved by Council present.
Motion was made by Councilman Hicks to approve the agenda as amended to add New Business Item (c), Authorize the Mayor to sign a Proclamation declaring the 4th Saturday of August every year as the “Golden Rule Day”; seconded by Councilwoman Thornock and unanimously approved by Council present.
VISITOR’S COMMENTS AND PETITIONS:
Wendy Potts and Terry Vetos made comments to the council.
Motion was made by Councilman Hicks to approve the items on the consent agenda as amended to exclude item (c), appointment of Cheryl Goodwine to the FBPB; seconded by Councilman Price and unanimously approved by Council present. Those items were:
(a) approval of the minutes of August 9, 2021, and special meeting minutes of August 16, 2021, as presented;
(b) approval of the payment of the bills, payroll, and ACH payments as presented:
14962 NCPERS $64.00 14963 Wyoming Retirement $14936.59
14964AAF International 973.30 14965 Avfuel Corporation 11,641.55
14966 Bedingfeld, Simon 570.00 14967 Big Pee Industries, Inc. 980.00
14968 BCBS of Wyoming 31,018.00 14969 Bugman, Inc. 225.00
14970 Caselle, Inc. 1,137.50 14971 Centurylink 14.62
14972 Centurylink 733.73 14973 Kemmerer Gazette 595.30
14974 Lincoln County Landfill 10,416.00 14975 Lincoln Cty Sheriff Office 2,540.00
14976 One-Call of Wyoming 36.75 14977 Rocky Mtn. Comp. Solutions 73.21
14978 Shums Coda Associates 510.00 14979 South Lincoln Medical Center 183.75
14980 Tom’s HVAC, LLC 810.00 14981 Turf Equipment & Irrigation 882.19
14982 UMB Card Center 24,025.22 14983 Verizon Wireless 805.33
14984 Viviano’s Concrete 8,000.00 14985 Wagner & Wagner, Inc. 3,464.75
14986 WEBT 258.75 14987 Wells Fargo Financial Leasing 289.00
14988 West, Janetta 7.92 08/23/21 Federal Tax Deposit-ACH 10,860.28
08/23/21 Payroll Direct Deposit-ACH 38,868.52 08/23/21 Orchard Trust-ACH 800.00
08/23/21 ICMA-ACH 50.00 8/1/21Secure Instant Payments 19.95
7/15/21 Western Wyoming Beverage 51.00 7/28/21Western Wyoming Beverage 358.50
7/28/21 Western Wyoming Beverage 419.50 7/25/21 Teton Distributors 250.90
8/4/21 Western Wyoming 136.77 8/4/21 Teton Distributors 392.00
8/19/21 WorldPay 460.95
(a) Motion was made Councilman Price to authorize staff to attend the county zoning meeting and express that the council does not have any objections to the RMK New Frontier Preliminary Platt; seconded by Councilman Hicks and unanimously approved by Council present.
(b) Motion was made by Councilman Hicks to appoint Suzann Giorgis to the Fossil Basin Promotion Board to fill the unexpired term of Scott Sargent to expire on December 31, 2023; seconded by Councilwoman Thornock and unanimously approved by Council present.
(c) Motion was made by Councilman Hicks to authorize the Mayor to sign and read on August 28, 2021, a Proclamation declaring the 4th Saturday of August every year as the “JC Penney Golden Rule Days”; seconded by Councilman Price and unanimously approved by Council present.
Brian Muir, City Administrator, made comments. Councilwoman Thornock, Councilman Hicks, and Councilman Price made comments. Mayor Thek made comments.
There being no further business before the Council, Councilman Hicks made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Councilwoman Thornock and unanimously approved by Council present; 7:30 p.m.
CITY OF KEMMERER, WYOMING
BY: WILLIAM J THEK, MAYOR
PUBLISHED: Sept. 28, 2021 09281
Notice of sale of abandoned vehicle in regard to 1987, Jeep, Cherokee, VIN# 1JCML7744HT168503, Blue, License# 12/7083. The vehicle was abandoned on or about
06/01/2012. That Rhandy Johnson has applied for a title from the Lincoln County Clerk's Office. Last owner on redord is Crispin S'2.'3chez. An auction/sale will be held on 10/08/2021 at 2pm at 1009 Coulson cir, Kemmerer Wy 83101. A minimum bid of $1000.00 is being required to cover the cost of expenses for removal, storage, custody, preservation, sale of vehicle, repairs and servicing.
PUBLISHED: Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 2021 09283