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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has released an alternate proposed decision by President Michael R. Peevey that approves the southern route of San Diego Gas and Electric Co.'s (SDG&E) 150-mile Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Project.

"It is well recognized that the lack of transmission is the single biggest barrier to meeting renewable power goals and thus lowering greenhouse gas emissions," says Peevey. "My alternate proposed decision clears the way for a new renewable energy superhighway, allowing us to tap into the Imperial Valley's rich renewable resources without delay or unnecessary barriers."

Peevey noted in the decision that the line will generate net benefits of over $125 million per year and is the best way to meet Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's goals of achieving greenhouse gas reductions through renewable procurement.

The decision will be considered by the CPUC's commissioners, along with two other proposals: an administrative law judge's proposed decision that denies the Sunrise application, and an alternate proposed decision sponsored by Commissioner Dian M. Grueneich that approves the southern route for Sunrise.

SOURCE: California Public Utilities Commission



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