Talega-Escondido/Valley-Serrano Interconnect Project

Background

In July 2010, the Nevada Hydro Company (TNHC) filed an application to the CPUC for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to build the Talega-Escondido/Valley-Serrano Interconnect Project. The project is a 30-mile long, 500-kilovolt (kV) link between Edison’s existing Valley Serrano 500-kV transmission line in western Riverside County and SDG&E’s existing 230-kV Talega-Escondido transmission line in northern San Diego County.

In Dec 2011, the CPUC issued a notice proposing to dismiss the TNHC’s request because of concerns regarding project funding and viability. In May 2012, the CPUC issued its Final Decision to dismiss and closed the proceeding.

Policy Position 

In 2011, DRA evaluated the project for need and cost and to determine whether viable and less-expensive alternatives may exist.
DRA supported the November 2011 proposed decision to dismiss the request. 

Current Proceeding

See the Proceeding docket. 

Other Resources

See CPUC's Talega-Escondido/Valley-Serrano Interconnect Project  webpage.