According to an article in this week's New York Times, "Solar Power Plants to Rise on U.S. Land," the United States has approved two large solar power plants to be built on federal lands. This is the first time such large plants will be built on federal land, and both are slated for California.
The first plant is proposed by Tessera Solar and will be built on 6,360 acres in the Imperial Valley. The second plant is proposed by Chevron Energy and will be built on 422 acres in the Lucerne Valley. When completed, the two projects could generate enough energy to power as many as 566,000 ...
In May, we reported on the City of Chino Hills' efforts to stop a portion of Southern California Edison's Tehachapi Transmission Project. The project involves 175 miles of transmission line right of way designed to serve wind farm development in the Tehachapi area.
Much of the right of way for the transmission lines runs through remote, undeveloped areas. Though there have been many disputes over the amount of money SCE must pay to acquire any new right of way it needs (much of the project runs along pre-existing right of way), there has been little dispute about SCE's right to ...
Earlier this week, Chino Hills voted 3-0 (with two members abstaining for conflict reasons) to appeal an earlier court ruling that the Public Utilities Commission has "exclusive jurisdiction with regard to the right-of-way property rights issue between the City and SCE regarding the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project route through Chino Hills."
Southern California Edison's Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project is a massive, $1.8 billion project designed, in large part, to connect wind farms in the Tehachapi area to the main electrical grid. The project ...
We've previously reported on the increase in renewable energy projects in California, such as Southern California Edison's ("SCE") Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project. When it comes to wind farms, General Electric now takes the cake: it has brokered a $1.4 billion contract to supply wind turbines and services for a wind farm that would be larger than any wind farm currently in operation in the world.
According to a December 10 Bloomberg article GE Wins $1.4 Billion Order for Oregon Wind Farm, the 338-turbine wind farm will stretch across 30 square miles in ...
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