Transmission line will connect substation serving 200 MW solar project in California

Cupertino Electric Inc. (CEI), an electrical engineering and construction firm, is installing a new 230 kV transmission line to interconnect a new substation serving a 200 MW solar power plant in Imperial Valley, Calif.

The utility-scale solar photovoltaic plant in Southern California is expected to produce energy for more than 240,000 households by 2013.

When complete in late 2013, the overhead 230 kV transmission line installed by Cupertino Electric will span five miles and interconnect a new 230 kV substation on the 2,000-acre solar project site in California’s Imperial Valley. Cupertino Electric will be providing union electrical subcontracting services on the 200 MW solar photovoltaic project.

CEI designs custom electrical solutions for clients in a variety of industries, including alternative energy, biotech, commercial, data center, education, energy infrastructure, gaming, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and retail.

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