The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled a series of open house meetings in both states on an electrical transmission line that could provide up to 25-hundred megawatts of electricity.
Southline Transmission is proposing building the line in two segments. The first segment would stretch 225 miles from a substation in Afton, New Mexico -- south of Las Cruces, to one in Apache, Arizona -- south of Willcox.
The second would be an upgrade of 130 miles of an existing line between Apache and a substation outside of Tucson.
The line would cross federal, state and private lands.
The Deming meeting will be held this Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 p-m in the Mimbres Valley Learning and Special Events Center, 2300 East Pine Street.
The format will be an open house with project specialists available for questions. A presentation on the
project begins at 6 p-m. The meeting is open to anyone interested.