VALLEY CENTER FIRE-HARDENING OF LINES PROPOSED BY SDG&E: PROTESTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DEC. 3

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By Miriam Raftery

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November 30, 2019 (Valley  Center) – SDG&E has submitted a notice of construction for a fire-hardening project in Valley Center. The public has until December 3 to submit any protest letters for the project, which is slated to begin construction on January 30, 2020.

The project would remove about 7 miles of an exiting powerline alignment (tie-in 6926) from the Rincon Substation to Valley Center Substation and leave existing distribution circuits in place.  About 6 miles of the tie-line would be installed underground in road right-of-way from Valley Center Substation to a cable pole on Pauma Heights Road. From there, another 3 miles of overhead line would be installed in a double-circuit overhead configuration on an existing powerline alignment from the Pauma Heights Road pole to the Rincon substation.

According to SDG&E, since the project would operate under 200 kilovolts it is exempt from some requirements.  SDG&E claims the project will not create any significant environmental impacts.

To submit a protest letter, it must be received by December 3.

Protest letters should be sent (via overnight mail to meet the deadline) to:

CPUC Energy Division

Attn: Tariff Unit

505 Van Ness Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94102

Copies of the protest should also be sent via email to EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov and to mcaulson@sdsge.com.