Energy secretary announces plans for $300 million Path 15 project

WASHINGTON, Oct 18, 2001 – PG&E Corporation and three other companies will build a new transmission line in central California to help deliver energy smoothly to all parts of the state.

Construction on the $300 million plan, called the Path 15 project, was announced by Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, according to a Reuters News Service report.

The project, which would add 1,500 MW of capacity to the Path 15 transmission area, should begin in the spring of 2003 and may be finished by summer 2004.

Other participants in the project would include Kinder Morgan Inc., the Williams Cos. Trans-Elect Inc., and the Western Area Power Administration.

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