Meetings set on SCE upgrades

first_imgThe project will help meet state law requiring that at least 20 percent of the electricity SCE delivers to its customers be produced by renewable energy sources by 2010. The project will also help fulfill state mandates to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Construction of all 11 segments is estimated to cost $1.8 billion. When completed, the project will have a series of new and upgraded transmission lines capable of delivering 4,500 megawatts of energy from the wind farms into northern Los Angeles County and east Kern County. [email protected] (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Edison has secured approvals from the California Public Utilities Commission for the first three segments. Projected to cost $257million, the first three segments will link transmission facilities in Tehachapi with one just north of Santa Clarita and another in Vincent gap, just south of Palmdale. The first segment, which runs from facilities at Antelope Acres and just north of Santa Clarita, is awaiting approval from the U.S. Forest Service. The first three segments are projected to be completed in early 2009. Edison anticipates filing for approval for the rest of the project segments this summer. All 11 segments are projected to be completed in 2013. Next week’s open houses will focus on segments 4 to 11, which would include new and upgraded transmission lines and substations between Kern County west of Rosamond and the city of Ontario. LANCASTER – Southern California Edison will host public meetings next week in Lancaster and Rosamond on its $1.8 billion proposal to upgrade transmission lines that would carry electricity generated by wind farms. The open houses will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rosamond Public Library, 3611 W. Rosamond Blvd., and the same time Thursday at the Antelope Service Center, 42060 10th St. W. “We certainly invite anybody who wants to know more about the specifics of the project,” Edison spokeswoman Alis Clausen said. “We will have 15 to 20 experts to talk about any aspect about the project that they want to discuss.” The Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project is part of a planned 11-segment project. If approved, it would stretch from east Kern County through the Antelope Valley to San Bernardino County. last_img