California ISO chief says Path 15 upgrade plan being readied

Kellan Fluckiger said the ISO and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. have been working for some time on a proposed upgrade plan, including a 500 kv line, which should be “completed in the next few days.” Fluckiger described the proposal on a day the direct current (DC) transmission path was operating at 50% capacity, sharply reducing the amount of electricity that could be shipped North on the eighth day of threatened rolling blackouts.

BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 23, 2001 — The Yankee Group believes that California’s energy crisis is an excellent opportunity to reinvigorate the state’s alternative energy and conservation initiatives, by potentially becoming the pilot program for the United States that commercializes renewable energy supply and demand.

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