More power supply capacity online in southwest
New 500 kV power lines stretch toward sunrise in the Sonoran Desert, near Yuma, AZ. AECOM was retained by Arizona Public Service (APS) to complete construction and program management work on one of the largest transmission construction projects in the west – a 500-kilovolt (kV) power line that connects Phoenix to Yuma. The project bolsters the reliability for Yuma area customers and the entire desert southwest.
The $200 million transmission line project covered 110-miles and is the second route connecting Phoenix to Yuma. This project was a huge undertaking, and not just because of its size. The transmission line was constructed in some of the most isolated parts of the state, across remote locations of the southwest desert, and through the rugged terrain of mountains.
This exposure was taken at 1/30th of a second, at f 14.0 at ISO 100 on a Canon 1Dx camera with 70-200m lens on a tripod.
Photo © Robb Williamson / AECOM