Southern California Edison’s Solar Transmission Line Approved

Southern California Edison (SCE) has received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for the construction of the 128-mile, 500 kV Devers Palo-Verde No. 2 line, which is designed to deliver solar power to demand centers in Southern California.

The project was originally designed to extend into Arizona, but regulatory and economic pressures changed the plan to contain the line to California, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Current project plans include high-voltage transmission lines to bring power from Blythe, Calif., to Riverside County.

The line is scheduled for completion in 2013, subject to approval from the California Independent System Operator and other regulators.

SOURCE: Wall Street Journal

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