Bopco – Road Runner Line is a 345kV overhead line with a length of 33.7km from Bopco, Idaho, US, to Road Runner, Idaho, US.

The project, which is currently in the planning stage, is expected to be commissioned in 2021.


Bopco – Road Runner Line is an overhead line that will be operated by Southwestern Public Service. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through single circuit cable.

Bopco – Road Runner Line project development status

The construction works on the Bopco – Road Runner Line project were commenced in 2019 and commissioning is expected in 2021.

About Southwestern Public Service

Southwestern Public Service Co (SPS) is engaged in generating, purchasing, transmitting, distributing, and selling electric energy to wholesale and retail customers in portions of Texas and New Mexico. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy. SPS purchases all of its coal requirements for its two coal facilities, Harrington and Tolk electric generating stations, from TUCO, Inc. In addition, the company conducts various wholesale marketing operations, including the purchase and sale of electric capacity, energy and energy related products. SPS provides electric utility service to approximately 393,000 customers.


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