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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved San Diego Gas and Electric Co.'s (SDG&E) application to construct the Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Project in order to promote renewable power, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve electricity reliability in the region.

The project will support the development of renewable energy in the Imperial Valley, one of the state's richest renewable energy regions. Replacing fossil-fueled generation with geothermal, solar and wind energy is necessary for California to meet its renewable energy and GHG reduction goals. The project is also expected to improve the reliability of the transmission network in the San Diego region and reduce costs for consumers.

"Sunrise will improve our transmission system and provide reliable electricity to guard against unexpected high load growth in SDG&E's service area," says CPUC President Michael R. Peevey. "This critical infrastructure upgrade will also help SDG&E meet its renewable power goals, because it will deliver renewable generation from the Imperial Valley that would otherwise remain unavailable."

The CPUC approved a route for the transmission line that goes through southern Imperial and San Diego counties and rejected a proposal to locate the line in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. SDG&E is required to implement significant mitigation measures to minimize the environmental impact of the project.

SOURCE: California Public Utilities Commission

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