West of Devers
West of Devers Upgrade Project
Delivering Renewable Energy for Southern California
We are committed to upgrading the region’s power grid in order to help meet California’s renewable-power goals. Our West of Devers upgrade project will help in this effort by upgrading existing transmission lines within an existing transmission corridor to provide more capacity for renewable power to be delivered to the power grid.
- Riverside County: Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, and unincorporated areas
- San Bernardino County: Colton, Grand Terrace, Loma Linda, Redlands, and unincorporated areas
The project will consist of removing and replacing approximately 48 corridor miles of existing 220 kV transmission lines with new double-circuit 220 kV transmission lines, between the existing Devers Substation (near Palm Springs), El Casco Substation (Calimesa), Vista Substation (in Grand Terrace), and San Bernardino Substation.
SCE filed its application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) with the California Public Utilities Commission on October 25, 2013. The CPUC approved the CPCN on August 18, 2016. SCE received the Record of Decision from the Bureau of Land Management in December 2016.
- 2011-2013: Project planning and public outreach activities.
- October 2013: SCE submitted applications to federal and state regulatory agencies requesting approval to construct the project.
- August 2016: CPCN (Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity) received from the CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission).
- December 2016: ROD (Record of Decision) received from the BLM (Bureau of Land Management).
- Q4 2017: Obtain all necessary environmental permits and regulatory approvals. Start telecommunications work.
- Q1 2018: Start major construction.
- August 2021: Projected to be operational and in-service.
If you have questions about this project, please call our toll-free project hotline at 1-888-226-9916.
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