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SDG&E Completes And Energizes New East County Substation Project

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sdge-completes-and-energizes-new-east-county-substation-project-300016578.html
January 6, 2015

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced today that the new East County (ECO) Substation project has been energized and is now operating as an integral part of SDG&E's electric transmission system. The entire project includes a new 58 acre state-of-the-art substation in the East County community of Jacumba, an upgraded substation in Boulevard and a 14-mile transmission line connecting the two substations...

Top Plant: Agua Caliente Solar Project, Yuma County, Arizona

https://www.powermag.com/agua-caliente-solar-project-yuma-county-arizona/
December 1, 2014

The western Arizona desert has become a popular location for constructing large solar projects. The sunshine is plentiful and there are large tracts of non-prime farmland available that make building utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) plants, such as the Agua Caliente Solar Project, attractive...

Agua Caliente Solar Project, Arizona

https://www.power-technology.com/projects/agua-caliente-solar-project-arizona/
May 2, 2014

Agua Caliente Solar farm is a 290MW photovoltaic (PV) power project located in the east Yuma County of Arizona, US. It is owned by NRG Energy and MidAmerican Energy Holdings and is currently the world’s biggest photovoltaic solar power plant...

First Solar’s 250 MW Agua Caliente is the World’s Largest Solar Plant

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/first-solars-250-mw-agua-caliente-is-the-worlds-largest-solar-plant
September 10, 2012

The second quarter of 2012 was a record quarter for the utility solar market segment with 477 megawatts deployed out of the total 742 megawatts installed in the quarter, according to the most recent U.S. Solar Market Insight. Leading the utility solar pack is the world's largest solar farm -- the Agua Caliente behemoth in Yuma County, Arizona...

Sunrise Powerlink Inspires Innovation

https://www.tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/article/20959770/sunrise-powerlink-inspires-innovation
August 1, 2012

A new 117-mile transmission line now winds through a national forest, traverses an arid desert and climbs through the mountains of California from Imperial County to San Diego County. Called the Sunrise Powerlink, the recently energized line is comprised of two 230-kV segments (one overhead and one underground), a 500-kV segment and a new 500-kV/230-kV transmission substation called Suncrest substation...

SDG&E Completes And Energizes New East County Substation Project

https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sdge-celebrates-opening-substation-near-alpine-and-completion-sunrise-powerlink
July 27, 2012

(San Diego’s East County) – “That snap, crackle and pop is the sound of success,’ SDG&E president and chief financial officer Michael Niggli declared, referring to the noises emanating from high voltage lines at the newly completed Suncrest Substation. Atop a former mountaintop blasted away for the project’s construction, Governor Jerry Brown and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined with energy industry executives to celebrate what they view as a milestone in meeting the state’s ambitious renewable energy goals...

New $12M electrical facility dedicated

https://www.latimes.com/socal/glendale-news-press/news/tn-gnp-0405-substation-story.html
April 4, 2011

NORTH GLENDALE — City officials gathered Monday to celebrate a $12 million renovation of a electrical substation that utility officials say will increase the system’s reliability. The improved Glorietta substation, which serves roughly 6,000 customers in north Glendale neighborhoods including , has increased capacity that will allow more power to flow through the system, increasing the utility’s ability to meet customer demand, officials said...

Agua Caliente

https://www.energy.gov/lpo/agua-caliente

In August 2011, the Department of Energy issued a $967 million loan guarantee to finance Agua Caliente, a 290-MW photovoltaic (PV) solar generation project that reached full commercial operations in April 2014. The project features more than 4.9 million of First Solar’s thin-film cadmium-telluride solar modules...

SDG&E East County Substation Project

https://www.pangeabiological.com/sdg-e-east-county-substation

Built by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), the East County (ECO) Substation Project was undertaken to improve reliability and harness renewable energy generated in San Diego and Imperial Counties in order to meet projected electrical load requirements for southern California. The project involved construction of the ECO Substation, rebuilding of the existing Boulevard Substation, looping of the existing 500 kV Southwest Powerlink transmission line into the new ECO Substation, and connecting the new ECO Substation with the upgraded Boulevard Substation...

The Facts About Park Substation & Roosevelt Park

https://anaheim.net/DocumentCenter/View/2356/Park-Substation-Fact-Sheet-PDF

Park Substation is unique in that it shares a site with Roosevelt Park, making it the first electric substation in the United States that is built below ground and topped off with a park. Located in east Anaheim, it is Anaheim Public Utilities’ 11th and newest distribution substation and has the capacity to serve 25,000 residential customers...

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