Power for the Plains

Roswell Loop 115 kV Transmission Line Project

The Roswell Loop 115 kV transmission line project consists of more than 23 miles of new transmission line to boost the high-voltage transmission network serving the Roswell, New Mexico area. Work on the second phase of the project was completed in January 2018.

The project includes replacing 69-kilovolt transmission lines with new 115-kilovolt lines which boost the capacity and improve the reliability of the local power grid.

  • A nine mile, 115-kilovolt transmission line segment between the Roswell Substation in southern Roswell and the Capitan Substation in western Roswell that was completed in 2014.
  • A 10-mile, 115-kilovolt line between the Capitan and Price Substations in north Roswell (completed in June 2017) and a 4.7-mile, 115-kilovolt line connecting the Price and Chaves County substations northeast of Roswell (completed January 2018).
  • Upgrades to Roswell, Capitan, Price and Chaves County substations.
Quick Facts
Estimated length
23.7 miles
Estimated cost
$24 million
In-service date
January 31, 2018