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STATE OF CALIFORNIA
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Southern California Edison
Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project

(Application No. A.09-05-027)

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Welcome to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) website for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review of proposed construction of the Eldorado to Ivanpah Transmission Line Upgrade Project (Ivanpah). An application for this project was submitted to the CPUC on May 28, 2009 (Application A.09-05-027).This site provides access to public documents and information relevant to the CEQA review process.

Background

Southern California Edison (SCE) has filed an application with the CPUC to construct Ivanpah. The CPUC is the CEQA lead agency and the BLM is the NEPA lead agency.

Ivanpah, as proposed by SCE, includes transmission upgrades to interconnect renewable energy projects, including the DPT1 Solar Project, in the Mojave Desert area spanning the California border.

The Ivanpah Project's major components include the following:
  • Construction a new Ivanpah substation in San Bernardino County, California;
  • Removal of 36 miles of 115 kV lines and replacement with 220 kV lines for the Eldorado portion of the existing line;
  • Replacement of an existing transformer at the El Dorado station in Clark County, Nevada;
  • Installation of associated telecommunication infrastructure; and
  • Upgrades to ensure system protection and reliability.

Figure 1: Proposed Route and Alternatives shows an overview of the Project.

Application and Proponent's Environmental Assessment (PEA)

The PEA was submitted May 28, 2009 and is available here. (3 MB)

Other Documents Available

Notice of Preparation - released July 23, 2009.

Notice of Intent - released July 27, 2009.

Scoping Summary Report - released October 14, 2009.
Scoping Summary Report Appendix (5 MB)

Notice of Availability and Public Meetings for Draft EIR/EIS - Released April 30, 2010.

Notice of Availability for the Final EIR/EIS - Released November 5, 2010. Revised November 8, 2010

Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS)

Draft EIR/EIS
The Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement and comments submitted during the public review period are available here.

Final EIR/EIS
The Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement is available here.

Commission Decision (If applicable)


Construction Progress and Mitigation Monitoring

Reports issued by the CPUC, reports on construction progress, and reports issued at part of the Mitigation Monitoring Program will be published here, when available.

For Additional Information

The CPUC, through its Environmental Review Team, is conducting an environmental review of the project. To request additional information or to be added to the mailing list, please contact us by email, fax, or phone, as follows:

Project email: Ivanpah@ene.com
Project voicemail: 877-478-4686
Project fax: (415) 981-0101


The CPUC's Project Manager is:

Lon Payne
lon.payne@cpuc.ca.gov
CPUC Energy Division California
Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel. (415) 703-3175


The BLM's Project Manager is:

Tom Hurshman
Right-of-Way Project Manager
Bureau of Land Management
Phone: 970-240-5345
Fax: 970-240-5368
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