DesertLink, LLC, an LS Power company, was selected by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) as the Approved Project Sponsor to finance, construct, own, operate and maintain the Harry Allen to Eldorado 500 kilovolt (kV) Transmission Project (HAE Project) in Clark County, Nevada.
The HAE Project provides a new link between the CAISO grid and NV Energy’s transmission system. CAISO controls the operation and capacity of the HAE Project for the benefit of consumers in the CAISO region. It provides increased import and export capacity, improves grid reliability and provides economic savings for California customers as well as enhanced local and state tax revenues and transmission capacity for Nevada.
The HAE Project traverses approximately 60 miles along the eastern side of the Las Vegas metropolitan area, substantially on federal lands managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. Construction began in 2018, and the project was placed in service in 2020.