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Red Bluff Substation Project

Delivering More Solar Power For Southern California

We’re committed to more renewable power for California’s future, and the Red Bluff Substation Project near Desert Center, in eastern Riverside County, is designed to help. It’s positioned in an area defined by state and federal agencies as rich in solar-energy resources, and where several renewable-power generation projects are in development. The Red Bluff Substation Project will help us connect First Solar’s Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, and future renewable-power projects in the area, to our transmission grid.

Neighboring Communities

Desert Center, Riverside County

Project Details

Major components of the project:

  • A new 500/220 kV substation
  • Two new parallel transmission line segments to connect the new substation to the existing Devers-Palo Verde 500 kV transmission line.
  • Construction will also include rebuilding an existing distribution line to provide the substation with light and power and installation of a new telecommunications system, including a new Desert Center Communications Site.


The substation is operational.

Project Timeline

  • November, 2010: We filed project application with the CPUC for approval.
  • September, 2011: Construction scheduled to begin
  • June 2013: Substation in service.

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