Southern California Edison Valley-Ivyglen and Alberhill Transmission Line Projects Update
City Continues Efforts to Prevent Negative Impacts to the City
On Tuesday, December 12th, staff provided an update to the City Council on the status of the SCE Valley-Ivyglen and Alberhill Transmission Line Project. These controversial projects involve the installation of many new power poles and transmission lines that will run throughout the City of Lake Elsinore. The transmission lines could have significant effects on our community and may impact future economic development.
SCE has applied for approval of these projects through the California Public Utilities Commission which has jurisdiction over major powerline projects. The City has insisted that additional mitigation by way of undergrounding the lines should be required.
As these projects make their way through the decision process at the CPUC, the City has remained fully engaged and has maintained a presence to protect our interests. The next step the City will take is to submit reply briefs by the January 4, 2018 deadline and is planning to directly engage CPUC Commissioners so that the CPUC fully understands the impact of these projects within the City.
The City will continue to pursue undergrounding, especially in critical and highly visible areas, of poles and structures, and will continue to keep the public apprised of the status of the projects and the City’s efforts.
Find out about more about SCE’s Valley-Ivyglen & Alberhill Transmission Line Projects.
View the PowerPoint Update from the December 12th City Council Meeting.