The Gorman Kern River 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 anticipates filing a project application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in 2021. If approved by the CPUC, the project is anticipated to begin construction by the end of 2023.
The project will follow CPUC (GO 95) safety standards and include remediation activities such as replacing existing structures with taller structures, replacing conductor (wire), and increasing conductor ground clearances. Most of the construction will take place in existing rights-of-way to minimize environmental impacts. The estimated project completion date is mid-2025.