Deployment Area Selection and Land Withdrawal/Acquisition. M-X/MPS (M-X/Multiple Protective Shelter) Environmental Technical Report. Power and Energy.
Preliminary final environmental impact statement.
HENNINGSON DURHAM AND RICHARDSON SANTA BARBARA CA
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The M-X program will require electric power and fuels of various forms supplied on both a relatively short term 5-7 years for construction needs, and a longer term about 30 years for operational requirements. At a time of diminishing energy supplies and increasing competition for energy, including gasoline, the potential effects of the project on energy resources must be considered. The majority of the information in this report represents the best available data as of June 1981. Fuel supplies are more readily available in the TexasNew Mexico region than in the NevadaUtah region because of the greater population and the petroleum and natural gas related industries. Underground pipelines carrying natural gas, crude oil, and refined products are more extensive in TexasNew Mexico. Natural gas is the common heating fuel in that area, while in NevadaUtah, Number 2 fuel oil, bottled gas and electricity are prevalent. Projected consumption quantities and existing and proposed pipeline plots are presented in the following section. Electric power is generally available on a regional basis. The NevadaUtah deployment area could be served by utilities federal or commercial power suppliers in the Western Systems Coordinating Council Regions 25, 27, and 28. The TexasNew Mexico deployment area is served by utilities in the Southwest Power Pool SWPP. Both areas have sufficient projected available reserve margin, providing proposed projects are not delayed. The existing high-voltage transmission system in TexasNew Mexico is more extensive than in NevadaUtah.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies