The Department of interior has approved two energy transmission lines that will run through south central Wyoming and Northwest Colorado. The two lines will transport electricity from the rural west, to demand centers in more urban parts of the United States. The 416 mile Energy Gateway South transmission project will transport up to 1,500 megawatts of power across 228 miles of public land while the TransWest Express line will transfer up to 3,000 megawatts of energy across 728 miles. These transmission lines will carry enough energy to power up to 2.7 million homes. The lines are designed to minimize impact to the Greater Sage-grouse population and their habitat. For additional information on the projects click here.