• BHE U.S. Transmission

    Moving Forward

    In 2014, BHE U.S. Transmission formed TransCanyon LLC through a subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation.

  • BHE U.S. Transmission

    Moving Forward

    BHE U.S. Transmission owns a 25 percent interest in the Prairie Wind Transmission project in Kansas.

  • BHE U.S. Transmission

    Moving Forward

    BHE U.S. Transmission, along with subsidiaries of American Electric Power Company, owns a 50 percent interest in Electric Transmission Texas which owns and operates electric transmission assets in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

Investment in Transmission

Reliable Transmission Solutions

BHE U.S. Transmission provides cost-effective, reliable transmission solutions for wholesale customers.

$2.7B

BHE U.S. Transmission's year-end 2016 rate-based transmission projects

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Reliable Transmission Solutions
BHE U.S. Transmission Projects

$1.6B

Investments toward transmission projects at voltages of 345 kilovolts and higher.


 

About

Committed to long-term ownership and acquisition of transmission assets, BHE U.S. Transmission builds upon the significant operational and ownership experience gained by Berkshire Hathaway Energy through its businesses' ownership of existing electric transmission systems. BHE U.S. Transmission draws upon this experience to develop cost-effective, reliable transmission solutions for wholesale customers.

BHE U.S. Transmission's delivery team has developed approximately $1.6 billion of transmission projects at voltages of 345 kilovolts and higher and has extensive experience in traditional utility and stand-alone transmission project development.

BHE U.S. Transmission indirectly owns a 50% interest in ETT, along with subsidiaries of American Electric Power Company, Inc. ("AEP"). ETT owns and operates electric transmission assets in the ERCOT and, as of December 31, 2016, had total assets of $2.9 billion. ETT is regulated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. A total of $2.7 billion of transmission projects were in-service as of December 31, 2016, with $0.3 billion of projects forecast to be completed in 2017 through 2020. ETT's transmission system includes approximately 1,235 line miles of transmission and 34 substations as of December 31, 2016.

BHE U.S. Transmission indirectly owns a 25% interest in Prairie Wind Transmission, LLC, a joint venture with AEP and Westar Energy, Inc., to build, own and operate a 108-mile, 345 kV transmission project in Kansas. The project cost $158 million and was fully placed in-service in November 2014.

In 2014, BHE U.S. Transmission formed TransCanyon LLC, a joint venture with Bright Canyon Energy, a newly formed subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation. TransCanyon LLC's purpose is to identify, develop, own and construct electric transmission projects located in the 11 western states comprising the Western Electricity Coordinating Council footprint.

In 2015, BHE U.S. Transmission formed multiple joint venture entities with a subsidiary of Westar Energy, Inc. These companies identify, develop, own and construct electric transmission projects located in the Southwest Power Pool and Midcontinent Independent System Operator footprints.

BHE U.S. Transmission continues to evaluate development opportunities in evolving competitive markets either through joint ventures or on a stand-alone basis. BHE U.S. Transmission

BHE U.S. Transmission Project Locations

Project Locations

BHE U.S. Transmission has partnered with major entities to own and operate assets in the western U.S. and is exploring opportunities to expand.

Partnerships

BHE U.S. Transmission builds strategic partnerships to deliver stakeholder and customer benefits.

Regulatory Notices

Notice

MCCT Annual Formula Rate Projection – 2020      PDF format      Excel format

MCCT Transmission Section 205 Filing

MCCT Annual Formula Rate Projection – 2019      PDF format      Excel format

MCCT Transmission Owner Tariff

MCCT Abandonment Filing

Notice Date

September 27, 2019

March 19, 2019

September 27, 2018

September 7, 2018

June 28, 2019

News

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  • PG&E Joins TransCanyon, a Berkshire Hathaway Energy and Pinnacle West Joint Venture, to Pursue Competitive Transmission Projects
    • 04/06/2016

      For more information, contact:
      Jessi Strawn, Director, Corporate Communications, at 515-281-2711

      SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – (April 6, 2016) – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has formed a strategic alliance with TransCanyon, LLC (TransCanyon), a joint venture between subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway Energy and Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, to jointly pursue competitive transmission opportunities solicited by the California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO), the operator for the majority of California’s transmission grid.

      “The competitive transmission landscape is going to be one of the fundamental strategies to help energy companies like ours drive the most effective transmission projects as we continue to build the power grid of the future. We believe our partnership with TransCanyon will provide a competitive advantage for future projects,” said Gregg Lemler, Vice President, Electric Transmission Operations at PG&E.

      The strategic alliance will focus on CAISO competitive transmission projects that will benefit California customers.

      “This alliance brings forth the best in both our teams in terms of knowledge of the Western transmission system and our collective experience in the competitive transmission markets,” said Jason Smith, President of TransCanyon. “Our alliance builds on these capabilities and reflects the commitment of PG&E and TransCanyon to provide safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy for all CAISO electric customers."

      This alliance will pursue competitive transmission projects that will be subject to approval by the CAISO and ultimately funded by consumers of electricity on the entire CAISO controlled grid, including PG&E’s customers.

      “We want to ensure that PG&E customers are getting the best deal on transmission projects. We believe this alliance will strengthen our collective competitive capabilities to provide better value projects for our customers,” said Lemler.

      In 2013, when competition was first introduced to the California transmission market, PG&E, in a joint bid with BHE U.S. Transmission, was selected by CAISO to jointly build, own and operate a transmission line project located in California’s Central Valley region.

      In 2014, TransCanyon was formed as an independent developer of electric transmission infrastructure with a focus on the Western United States. It is a joint venture equally held by BHE U.S. Transmission and Bright Canyon Energy. BHE U.S. Transmission is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, an energy holding company based in Des Moines, Iowa. Bright Canyon Energy is a subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE: PNW), an energy holding company based in Phoenix, Arizona.

      In 2015, PG&E was also selected by the CAISO to build, own and operate two new electric substations in California’s Central Valley and the South Bay. Each of PG&E’s winning bids were selected in separate competitive solicitations over other qualified bidders. The CAISO approved these projects as part of its annual Transmission Planning Process, and all of the projects will be subject to future approval from the California Public Utilities Commission.

      Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit http://www.pge.com/about/newsroom/ and www.pgecurrents.com.

Contact

General

For more information about BHE U.S. Transmission, contact:

Steve Rowley
Director, Transmission Business Development
Phone: 515-252-6754
Email

Service Work & Bid Information

For questions regarding provision of services for project work or instructions on how to be qualified to bid on a project, contact:

Todd Jensen
Vice President, Project Delivery
Phone: 801-220-2518
Email

Media

For media questions, contact:

Jessi Strawn
Director, Corporate Communications
Phone: 515-281-2711


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