Biden-Harris Administration approves clean energy transmission project
USA: The Biden-Harris administration has announced the Interior Department’s approval for construction of the Ten West Link Transmission Line project.
The project will facilitate increased renewable energy development and delivery in Arizona and California. The project represents another significant milestone in efforts to lower consumers’ energy costs and modernize America’s power infrastructure in the West by permitting at least 25 GW of solar, wind and geothermal production on public lands by 2025.
The Ten West Link route traverses a region with some of the highest potential for utility-scale solar PV energy development in the nation. The project will provide critical transmission infrastructure to support the development of future utility-scale solar energy resources and will boost the reliability of the bulk power system for millions of customers in Central Arizona and Southern California.
“Approving this new transmission line on our public lands will accelerate our nation’s transition to a clean energy economy by unlocking renewable resources, creating jobs, lowering costs, and boosting local economies,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “Through robust engagement with states, cities and Tribes, the Interior Department is committed to diversifying the nation’s renewable energy portfolio while at the same time combatting climate change and investing in communities.”
The approval of the Ten West Link project follows recent approvals for construction of the Oberon, Arica and Victory Pass solar projects near Desert Center in eastern Riverside County.
Source: T&D World