The Ivanpah-Control Project will enhance the safety of Southern California Edison’s (SCE’s) sub-transmission system, controlled by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). The project is now in the initial planning phase. SCE filed a project application with the California Publics Utilities Commission (CPUC) in 2019, and subsequently an amended application was filed in 2020. If approved by the CPUC, the project is anticipated to begin construction in early 2026.
The project will follow CPUC safety standards and include remediation activities such as replacing existing structures with taller structures and increasing conductor (wire) ground clearances. Most of the construction will take place in the existing transmission line rights-of-way to minimize environmental impacts. The estimated project completion date is 2029.