The proposed Roadrunner-Phantom-China Draw 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line project includes approximately 42 miles of new 345- kV transmission line between the existing.
Roadrunner Substation, located approximately 23 miles northwest of Jal, NM, to the China Draw Substation, located approximately 14 miles southwest of Malaga, NM, with connection at the Phantom Substation.
The proposed project is needed to address and resolve potential transmission and voltage stability issues in the Eddy and Lea County areas. The 345-kV transmission line requires a 150-foot right-of-way, with a 200-foot right-of-way at the Pecos River Crossing.
In December 2018 Xcel Energy accepted a Notice to Construct from the Southwest Power Pool approved a Notice to Construct the project. The New Mexico Public Commission must grant a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) for the project. Xcel Energy filed a CCN for the project in April 2020. The proposed in-service date for the project is November 2021.
Certificate of Convenience and Necessity