Southern California Edison (SCE) Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project

Los Angeles Region, CA

Our employees on the project provided critical inspection services for the construction of transmission towers and were responsible for ensuring that all mitigation measures resulting from the Environmental Impact Report are applied. The transmission towers are built on both public and private lands, and the power lines they hold traverse multiple jurisdictions in Kern, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties, including 22 cities and the Angeles National Forest.

The Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project, an endeavor by Southern California Edison (SCE), connects renewable wind energy generated in the Tehachapi Wind Resource Area to the existing power grid in the Los Angeles region. A significant barrier to tapping into this renewable energy source is a lack of adequate high-voltage transmission capacity to connect to the existing transmission lines, located miles away from the Wind Resource Area. To address this need, SCE and the California Public Utilities Commission are working together to build the transmission capacity necessary.