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 is underway.

The project, scheduled to be complete in 2018, is an effort to replace older 69-kilovolt transmission lines with new 115-kilovolt lines, which will boost the reliability and capacity of the local power grid. The project involves:

  • 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 and a 4.7-mile, 115-kilovolt line connecting the Price and Chaves County substations northeast of Roswell. This phase of construction is expected to be completed by 2018.
  • Upgrades to Roswell, Capitan, Price and Chaves County substations to accommodate the higher voltage lines.
Quick Facts
Estimated length
23.7 miles
Estimated cost
$27 million
Proposed in-service date
June 1, 2018