VP Harris promotes power transmission line between Arizona and California
USA, Arizona, Tonopah: Vice President Kamala Harris and two cabinet secretaries have celebrated the start of construction of a new high-capacity power transmission line.
They hope the new line between Arizona and California will lead to future solar power farms in the desert outside of Phoenix.
Harris said expanding the power grid will allow the nation to use more renewable energy, a crucial part of fighting climate change.
Known as the Ten West Link, the power line will extend 201 km (125 mi), connecting substations in Tonopah, Arizona, west of Phoenix, and Blythe, California, on the state border.
“This is an example of what we want to see across the country,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, who appeared with Harris alongside Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs.
California has ambitious climate goals, including achieving carbon neutrality by 2045. The plan’s implementation depends on the state’s ability to move away from fossil fuels and rely more on renewable energy sources.
Source: Local Today