BHE US Transmission
1,021 Line Miles
20 Employees

Moving Forward

Committed to long-term ownership and acquisition of transmission assets, BHE U.S. Transmission builds upon the significant operational and ownership experience gained by Berkshire Hathaway Energy through its businesses’ ownership of existing electric transmission systems. Because of this experience, they are able to provide cost-effective, reliable transmission solutions for wholesale customers.

BHE U.S. Transmission, along with subsidiaries of American Electric Power Company, indirectly owns a 50% interest in Electric Transmission Texas. ETT owns and operates electric transmission assets in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. BHE U.S. Transmission also indirectly owns a 25% interest in the Prairie Wind Transmission project in Kansas.

For additional business information, view our fact sheet.

BHE US Transmission Service Area
Social Responsibility

In 2014, Berkshire Hathaway Energy announced the acquisition of AltaLink, L.P. and the joint transmission development agreement with SNC-Lavalin.

Environmental Respect

In its 2017-2018 planning cycle, the California ISO will study potential development of a new 60-mile, 230-kV transmission line in California that will reduce power outages and bolster efforts to integrate renewable energy on to the grid.

$672M Transmission Projects
BHE U.S. Transmission’s year-end 2012 rate-based transmission projects.
$2.7B Transmission Projects
BHE U.S. Transmission’s year-end 2016 rate-based transmission projects.
$1.6b Invested
Investments toward transmission projects at voltages of 345 kilovolts and higher.
Energy Transmission

Extending Our Transmission Efficiency

Extending our transmission efficiency, BHE U.S. Transmission is part of a group approved by the California ISO to develop, own and operate a new transmission line in California’s Central Valley region. Spanning 60 miles, the new 230-kilovolt line was studied by the California ISO in 2012-2013 and was planned to reduce the number and duration of power outages, create jobs, support economic development and bolster efforts to integrate clean, renewable energy on to the grid. Given subsequent assumptions regarding load growth and renewables integration, the California ISO is re-studying the line in its 2017-2018 planning cycle.

*Represents 100% of all jointly owned projects not adjusted for ownership.