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The California Independent System Operator Corp. (California ISO), a nonprofit organization that manages California's wholesale power grid, has introduced its new transmission plan to keep up with the expected growth in energy supply and demand for the state.

The transmission plan highlights 160 different transmission projects - 53 scheduled to go online in 2007 - that are or may be needed to enhance reliability, access new generation, deliver renewable resources and reduce bottlenecks on the grid. Some of the major projects approved or being studied include Tehachapi, Sunrise Power Link, LEAPS, Trans Bay Cable, Midway-Gregg and the West Coast Cable Project.

"This plan is the blueprint that tells us where we need new infrastructure and how we're going to meet California's growing electricity needs in a coordinated and comprehensive fashion," says Yakout Mansour, California ISO's president and chief executive officer.

The plan is a collaborative effort that includes the work of the California ISO, its Participating Transmission Owners, the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission and other stakeholders, the company adds.


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