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August 18, 2004

California Approves New Transmission Line for Wind

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) Board of Governors, which manages the flow of electricity along California's power grid, has announced its approval for a new transmission line to carry wind energy from the Tehachapi and Antelope Valley area to customers throughout California. The California ISO approved the transmission line in response to expected expansion of wind generation in the area to meet California's Renewable Portfolio Standard, which requires 20 percent of energy delivered by investor-owned utilities to be from renewable power by 2017. The ISO predicts the 25-mile Antelope-Pardee line will cost about $94 million and could be online by December 2006. See the California ISO press release (PDF 26 KB). Download Acrobat Reader.