Nevada Senator Harry Reid was joined today by Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, as well as many other top energy officials, to break ground for the ON Line, the first phase of a major north-to-south clean power transmission line. The new transmission line — extending from Idaho to Nevada — will create jobs in construction and maintenance, help the renewable energy industry expand in Nevada and improve clean energy transmission capacity in the West. “Nevada has renewable resources like nowhere else on Earth,” said Reid. “We are turning those resources into energy. We are turning those resources into jobs.” Construction on the energy transmission line begins this year and will be operating by 2012.