in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Southern California Edison (SCE) has begun construction of the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project, which will include a series of new and upgraded high-voltage transmission lines capable of delivering 4,500 MW of electricity from wind farms and other generating sources in northern Los Angeles and eastern Kern counties.

The first three segments include the following components: two new substations - Windhub and Highwind - located near Mojave and Monolith; a 25.6-mile, 500 kV transmission line connecting SCE's existing Antelope Substation with the new Windhub Substation; a 9.6-mile, 220 kV transmission line connecting the Windhub and Highwind substations; a 21-mile, 500 kV transmission line connecting SCE's existing Antelope and Vincent substations; and a 26.7-mile, 500 kV transmission line connecting SCE's existing Antelope and Pardee substations. The new lines are expected to be operational in early 2009.

"Construction of the Tehachapi project will create the single largest power block of wind energy in the United States," says Michael Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Other phases of the project are in the regulatory and approval stage.


Helukabel_id1908
Latest Top Stories

Bird Groups Target LEEDCo's Icebreaker Offshore Wind Pilot

Two bird conservation groups that helped halt a wind project earlier this year argue that Lake Erie Energy Development Corp.'s (LEEDCo) 18 MW offshore demo poses a major risk to regional wildlife.


Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.


Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.

JLG_id1900
Acciona_id1907
UEA_id1896
WomenofWind_id
bonfiglioli_id1913
AWEA_id1886