SCE files application for power line project
DAGGETT • Southern California Edison recently filed an application for a proposed power line project that includes the construction of new transmission lines and telecommunication facilities near Daggett.
SCE filed the application Aug. 28 with the California Public Utilities Commission.
Known as the Coolwater-Lugo Transmission Project, the proposal is intended to improve electrical transmission in the Kramer Junction and Lucerne Valley areas.
One element of the proposed project is to construct a 220 kV transmission line between the existing Coolwater Substation in Daggett and the location of the future Jasper Substation in Lucerne Valley, according to the document filed by SCE.
Another element is to connect, via new telecommunication facilities, the Gale Substation near Daggett to the 40 miles further east Pisgah Substation, the document showed.
That route would “be constructed on existing overhead pole, and portions would be constructed in newly-constructed underground conduit systems,” according to the document.
SCE officials held an open house in June regarding the proposed project at the Daggett Community Center.
Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2016 and the proposed project is planned to be operational by April 2018, the document showed.
Contact the CPUC’s Energy division at email@example.com or 415-703-2126 for information on the environmental review.
Anyone who wishes to file a protest to the application must do so by Sept. 27. Visit www.cpuc.ca.gov for more information.
Anyone who wishes to communicate general views regarding the application should write to the CPUC at 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.sce.com/coolwaterlugo for more information about the proposed project.
Shea Johnson can be reached at SJohnson@DesertDispatch.com or 760-256-4126.