Transmission For Renewables: Part 2
This afternoon, the President spoke about climate change and
tossed out a goodie to those who have been harping for
years on the need to build transmission to connect renewables. It’s great to
have recognition from the top validating efforts on the ground, which leads us
to the next project in this quazi-series.
The Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project consists of eleven
segments that will connect anticipated wind farms to the Southern California
Edison system. The Tehachapi segments are a combination of upgrades to existing
facilities as well as new lines on new rights-of-way. The California Public
Utilities Commission approved the line on March 15, 2007. FERC approved
incentive rates for the project in on November 15, 2007. The rate adders have
since been challenged by various petitioners, and FERC granted rehearing this
past January. Stay tuned to this development.
04-16-2008 5:19 PM