in·​ter·​tie ˈin-tər-ˌtī How to pronounce intertie (audio)
: an interconnection permitting passage of current between two or more electric utility systems

Examples of intertie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The power is used in Shungnak and in Kobuk, connected with an electrical intertie about 10 miles away. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 22 May 2022 All five scenarios also require the installation of battery banks to balance the ebb and flow of wind power, upgrades to the electrical intertie between Fairbanks and Anchorage, and a small new hydroelectric plant somewhere in Southcentral Alaska. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Feb. 2022 With the loss of the intertie, the situation became more tenuous. oregonlive, 11 July 2021 The intertie, which also includes lines owned by Portland General Electric and PacifiCorp, was taken down shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday. oregonlive, 11 July 2021 Metlakatla will use its grant of more than $1 million to complete an electrical intertie project to Ketchikan that is expected to lower prices. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 15 July 2021 The power lines affected, called the California-Oregon AC intertie, can carry about 4,800 megawatts of power, enough electricity to serve millions of homes. oregonlive, 11 July 2021 Stedman and other supporters also contend the road is a first step to a power line intertie between to Kake that would reduce energy costs. Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Mar. 2020 The roadless rule the judge upheld allows for connector roads between communities and to hydro sites, as well as utility interties. Alaska Dispatch News, 26 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intertie was in 1951

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“Intertie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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