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Northwest Transmission Line: Powering Growth

Affiliated publications Building & Construction Canada and Energy & Infrastructure Magazine feature an article in their Winter 2013 issues on the construction of the Northwest Transmission Line (NTL).  The article, titled “Powering Growth,” discusses various challenges associated with construction of the … Continue reading

T&D World: Sunrise Powerlink Inspires Innovation

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By Gerry Akin and Art Holland, San Diego Gas & Electric A new 117-mile transmission line now winds through a national forest,  traverses an arid desert and climbs through the mountains of California from  Imperial County to San Diego County. … Continue reading

Sunrise Powerlink energized and in service

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San Diego Gas & Electric announced today that it has completed and energized the Sunrise Powerlink.  The 117-mile, 500 kV transmission line has been under environmental review for five years and in construction for the past 18 months.  At full capacity, … Continue reading

Final Sunrise Powerlink tower set

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San Diego Gas & Electric issued a press release Monday announcing the erection of the final tower on their Sunrise Powerlink project. The 117-mile, high-voltage transmission line has been under construction since November 2010 and saw its initial tower completed … Continue reading

Continued renewable energy growth in California

The University of California, Santa Barbara’s publication The Bottom Line released an article discussing continued growth in California’s renewable energy sector. The state passed a bill in 2011 – referred to as the Renewable Portfolio Standard – that requires California … Continue reading

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High-voltage transmission to top $41 billion

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Transmission & Distribution World: Investment in U.S. High Voltage Transmission to Top $41 Billion Over Next Decade   Investment in high-voltage transmission (greater than 345 kV) in the United States is expected to top $41 billion over the next 10 … Continue reading