Black Hills Power will soon begin work on constructing a 230,000-V transmission line in northeast Wyoming, according to a story published yesterday in the Billings Gazette.

The Gazette reported that the 45-mile line, which could cost at least $13.5 million, is needed to help transmit additional power being generated from the Wyodak Power Plant, Ron Dahlinger, director of engineering for Black Hills Power, told the Gillette, Wyoming, City Council on Monday night.

Dahlinger said the line will accommodate the increasing demand for electricity in the area and ensure that the system stays in service when there is a line outage.

According to the Gazette, Dahlinger said a route should be selected by March, a bid should be awarded by February 2008 and the entire project should be completed by September 2008.