Sacramento, CA, Oct. 30, 2008 — The Transmission Agency of Northern California (TANC) announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Western Area Power Administration (Western) as its federal partner to build a planned 600 miles of high-voltage transmission facilities to provide infrastructure for in-state renewable energy in Northern California. The TANC Transmission Program (TTP) is intended to increase California’s electric system reliability and provide increased access to local renewable energy resources through a system of 500kV and 230kV transmission lines and substations.
TTP is scheduled for environmental studies, permitting, and public outreach in 2009-2011, construction in 2012-2013, and service beginning as early as 2013. TANC is currently leading sub-regional transmission planning studies in compliance with federal regulations associated with transmission development.
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