The Department of Energy has announced that $343 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been provided to the Bonneville Power Administration’s ("BPA") McNary-John Day transmission project (the "McNary-John Day Line") in Washington and Oregon. 

The McNary-John Day Line runs 79 miles from the McNary Substation in Oregon, through Washington, and ending at the John Day Substation in Oregon.  The BPA has stated that the new line will help promote wind and other renewable energy generation in the Pacific Northwest. 

The McNary-John Day Line will be energized by 2012 and provide transmission service for over 575 megawatts of electricity.