Located midway between Los Angeles and Phoenix, the new plant will be one of the largest independent power generation projects in California. Electricity generated at the Blythe plant will have the capacity to power more than 500,000 homes in the state, and its output will be sold in the state’s wholesale market. Given the plant’s proximity to Arizona and Nevada, its power could be sold into those adjacent markets as conditions warrant.
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2001 — Public power system officials today urged swift passage of H.R. 1459, the Electric Power Industry Tax Modernization Act, during testimony before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures.