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.

Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984