Coolidge – West Rutland Line is a 345kV overhead line from Coolidge, Arizona, US, to West Ruteland, Vermont, US.

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


Coolidge – West Rutland Line is an overhead line that will be operated by Vermont Electric Power. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Approximately $157m was financed by the authorities to undertake the construction works of the project.

The development of the Coolidge – West Rutland Line project has been approved by the Vermont Public Utility Commission.

Coolidge – West Rutland Line project development status

The construction works on the Coolidge – West Rutland Line project commissioning is expected in 2021.

About Vermont Electric Power

Vermont Electric Power Company Inc (VELCO), a subsidiary of Energir LP, is a power company that provides electric distribution services. The company provides vegetation management and land management such as real estate and right-of-way activities, and others. Its fiber optic communication networks monitors and controls the electric system and serve as a key link for Vermonters’ data internet access. VELCO operates though transmission lines, switching stations and substations, and terminal facilities, among others. The company creates and maintains an interconnected electric transmission grid. It also provides tree trimming and vegetation management practices.


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