[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Edison crews start putting transmission lines underground in Chino Hills  

Credit:  Molly Peterson | Southern California Public Radio | September 6th, 2013 | www.scpr.org ~~

State utility officials and people in Chino Hills are celebrating the start of work to put a section of a high-voltage transmission line in the ground rather than above homes.

The Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project connects a wind farm in Kern County to the L.A. basin with high-voltage lines strung between towers that rise 200 feet into the sky. Homeowners in Chino Hills complained that a stretch of the transmission line through their neighborhood was too narrow, allowing towers 60 feet wide to be plunked down within yards of houses.

A group called Hope for the Hills fought the transmission lines for four years. They recruited local politicians to their cause. But an administrative judge ruled the towers could stay.

Last month, the head of the state’s Public Utilities Commission offered an alternate solution: relocate the lines underground at a cost of 224 million dollars. On Friday, PUC president Michael Peevey and other officials kicked off the project, which begins in earnest later this month.

Source:  Molly Peterson | Southern California Public Radio | September 6th, 2013 | www.scpr.org

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter