The proposed Bailey - New Amherst - Lamb 115 kV Transmission Line Project consists of approximately 40-50 miles (depending on the route selected) of new 115 kV transmission line between the existing Bailey County Interchange, located near Muleshoe, Texas, the Bailey County Pump Station, the Sudan Rural Substation, the proposed New Amherst Substation, and the Lamb County Interchange near Littlefield, TX. The project also includes upgrades to the Bailey County Pump and Sudan Rural Substation.
A need for this project has been identified by the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), based on their 2014 Integrated Transmission Plan Near Term Study, to address overload issues and improve electrical reliability for customers in the service area. SPP issued a Notice to Construct on February 19, 2014.
The proposed line has an expected in-service date of May 1, 2020.