CAISO/APS – Ten West Link Transmission Line – California - Project Profile
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California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and Arizona Public Service Co (APS) are planning to undertake the construction of a transmission line between California and Arizona, the US.
The project involves the construction of a 183km, 500kV high-voltage transmission line from Delaney substation in Arizona to the Colorado River substation in California.
It includes the construction of substations, and the installation of transformers and power control units.
On August 19, 2014, CAISO invited bids from companies to develop the project with November 19, 2014 as the submission date.
In January 2015, CAISO received bids from six companies: Duke-American Transmission, NextEra Energy Transmission West, Southern California Edison, DCR Transmission LLC, California Transmission Development LLC and TransCanyon DCR LLC.
On July 13, 2015, DCR Transmission, LLC (DCR), a joint venture of Abengoa SA and Starwood Energy Group Global LLC was awarded a contract to finance, construct, own, operate and maintain the project.
On September 14, 2015, DCR Transmission, LLC filed a petition for a declaratory order seeking authorization for certain transmission rate for the project.
In March 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.
In October 2016, DCR submitted an application requesting a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) for the project.
Subject to approval, construction is expected to commence in 2018 and be completed by 2020.
The project involves the construction of a 183km, 500kV high-voltage transmission line from Delaney substation in California to the Colorado River substation in Arizona, the US.
The US$338 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of substations
2. Installation of transformers
3. Installation of power control units
4. Laying of transmission lines
5. Construction of related infrastructure
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