in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) says its 117-mile Sunrise Powerlink transmission line linking San Diego to renewable power in California's Imperial Valley will play an important role this summer, helping maintain reliable electric service without the 2.2 GW provided by the recently shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).

"The Sunrise Powerlink is more valuable and helpful to our region and beyond today than when it was originally envisioned," says SDG&E Chairman and CEO Jessie J. Knight Jr. "It not only adds another major transmission artery to our local transmission grid, it is bringing a significant amount of imported power to our region during the summer months to compensate for the loss of power from SONGS."

SDG&E dedicated the Sunrise Powerlink in July 2012.

Since 2011, SDG&E says it has signed 10 contracts for renewable power projects located in Imperial County, totaling more than 1.2 GW. Among these are Pattern Energy's 265 MW Ocotillo Wind project, connected to the Sunrise Powerlink in December 2012, and  the 130 MW Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center South, which was energized in April.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.


Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.


Quebec Government Postpones Wind Power RFP; No New Date Scheduled

The request for proposals (RFP) is part of an overall 800 MW wind power tranche that will serve as a bridge to the next phase in the province's energy future.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
UnitedEquip_id1995
Future Energy_id2008