TransCanada has signed agreements with
three wind energy developers to supply power to the company's proposed $3 billion electrical transmission line that would run from Wyoming to the Southwest.
The Calgary-based company announced this week that it had
concluded "open season" auctions for potential customers.
The companies joining the project are Pathfinder Renewable Wind Energy, Horizon Wind Energy and BP Wind Energy NA, a subsidiary of BP. The Zephyr line would carry power from the Medicine Bow area, west into Idaho and south to southern Nevada for distribution mostly in California. TransCanada hopes to begin operating the line
by 2015. Officials say the companies and TransCanada will share project costs, estimated at more than $80 million.