The AV Clearview Transmission Project (the Project) is being jointly developed by Critical Path Transmission, Exelon Transmission and Powerlink. Located in California’s Antelope Valley region, the Project spans Kern, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties and provides electricity consumers with low cost access to renewable resources such as solar and wind generation.
The Project was originally proposed to the California ISO (CAISO) as an economically efficient resource for the 2010-2011 Transmission Planning Process (TPP). Since then, the Project has evolved as a policy / reliability alternative in subsequent TPPs and is now an alternative to generation interconnection upgrades needed in the South of Kramer zone.
The Project will interconnect three critical points in the western Mojave region of the CAISO grid – Southern California Edison’s (SCE) existing Windhub and Kramer substations and a new substation, Yeager, to be built on the northwest corner of the Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB). Current designs of the Project include approximately 20 miles of new, double circuit 500 kV transmission line and 20 miles of new, double circuit 230 kV transmission line.
The design and routing of AV Clearview incorporates four years of collaboration with stakeholders and permitting agencies, including:
There are many compelling reasons for this transmission upgrade with the Project being: