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EIS-0365: Final Environmental Impact Statement

Imperial-Mexicali 230-kV Transmission Lines

A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Presidential permit is required to construct, operate, maintain, and connect an electric transmission line across the U.S.-Mexico border. On February 27, 2001, Baja California Power, Inc., InterGen Aztec Energy, V.B.V. (hereafter referred to as Intergen), filed an application with DOE, Office of Fossil Energy, for a Presidential permit for a double-circuit, 230-kV transmission line extending from the Imperial Valley Substation in California for a distance of about 6 mi (10 km) to a point west of Calexico at the U.S.-Mexico border.