STATE OF CALIFORNIA
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Welcome to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) website
for the environmental review of Southern California Edison's (SCE's) Ivanpah-Control
The Proposed Project will be reviewed under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The CPUC will prepare an Environmental Impact Report as the CEQA lead agency. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be preparing a separate environmental document as the NEPA lead agency.
This website provides access to public documents and information relevant to the CEQA environmental review process. An overview of the proposed Project is provided below.
For additional information on the CPUC proceeding, contact the Public Advisor's Office.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT
According to SCE, the Project is needed in order to meet the transmission line safety and reliability requirements defined by the CPUC and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. The Project would involve the demolition and replacement of some or all of SCE's existing 115 kV transmission lines between the Ivanpah and Control Substations.
SCE proposes to remediate discrepancies along 262 miles of existing 115 kV subtransmission circuits in five segments. Detail of SCE's proposal is provided in Amended PEA Chapters 1 through 3 (15 MB). The proposal includes:
Along distribution circuits, SCE would remove existing distribution conductor and appurtenances and install new distribution conductor and appurtenances on replacement structures.
SCE would install new optical groundwire or fiber optic cable to allow telecommunications and system protection, on existing and replacement structures and within and outside of existing substations. At substations, SCE would disconnect the existing conductor and connect the new conductor, connect the telecommunications, and install new cables between existing breakers, relay and protection racks.
Proponent's Environmental Assessment (PEA) and Application
The CPUC conducted a completeness/deficiency review of the April 2020 amended application and PEA in May 2020. This review resulted in the definition of PEA deficiency items that were detailed in a May 4, 2020 letter to SCE.
Preparation of the Draft EIR
The environmental review process for the
COMMENTS & QUESTIONS
If you have comments, complaints, or questions regarding the Project,
please contact us using the CPUC's
Project e-mail: Ivanpah-Control@aspeneg.com
Project voicemail: 800-535-2572
The CPUC's Project Manager is:
John Forsythe, CPUC Project Manager
California Public Utilities Commission
c/o Aspen Environmental Group
235 Montgomery Street, Suite 640
San Francisco, CA 94104-2920
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