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Phase 1: Development and Permitting

Completed preliminary engineering and design of the transmission line facilities

Obtained Declaratory Order from FERC on May 20, 2011

Completed an Environmental Impact Statement as required by NEPA

Obtained a Record of Decision from BLM

Received an Accepted Rating of 3,000 MW from the Western Electricity Coordinating Council

Obtain all construction permits from Arizona and New Mexico state agencies

Complete licensing and permitting for lines and substations in both Arizona and New Mexico

Initiate preliminary ROW acquisition

Arrange preliminary capacity commitments from potential transmission customers

Develop construction, operating and maintenance plan

Initiate engineering-procurement-construction contracts

Phase 2: Financing and Construction

Complete property acquisitions, leases, easements and other ROW commitments 

Execute transmission service agreements with customers

Finalize engineering and design

Arrange equity and construction financing

Execute engineering-procurement-construction contracts

Initiate procurement activities

Construct project

Execute operation & maintenance contracts

Phase 3: Operations and Permanent Financing

Declare project's commercial operation date

Arrange permanent financing

Secure permanent project capacity rating from WECC

Operate and maintain project