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September 19, 2007

California Partnership to Examine Transmission for Renewable Energy

A partnership of public and private entities has been established in California to examine the feasibility of building transmission lines to remote renewable energy resources. The Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI), announced by the California Energy Commission (CEC) on September 17th, will identify major renewable energy zones throughout the state and will create a prioritized list of needed transmission lines. RETI includes representatives from the CEC, the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Independent System Operator, and representatives of publicly owned utilities. The group's first public forum will be held on September 20th. See the CEC press release and the RETI Web site.