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Another Sunrise Powerlink Alternative

There are now three alternative proposals for the Sunrise Powerlink project. The California Public Utilities Commission President Tuesday issued another choice for San Diego Gas and Electric Company's

Another Sunrise Powerlink Alternative

There are now three alternative proposals for the Sunrise Powerlink project. The California Public Utilities Commission President Tuesday issued another choice for San Diego Gas and Electric Company's 150-mile electric transmission line project. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

CPUC President Michael Peevey says his alternate proposed decision approves the Southern Route for the Powerlink project.

He says his proposal clears the way for a new renewable energy superhighway, allowing SDG&E to tap into the Imperial Valley's renewable resources without delay or unnecessary barriers.

Peevey's decision will likely be considered next month by the CPUC's five Commissioners along with two other proposals - An Administrative Law Judge Proposed Decision that denies the Sunrise application and an Alternate Proposed Decision sponsored by a CPUC Commissioner that approves, with conditions, the Southern Route for Sunrise.

Those conditions include ensuring that SDG&E contracts for and delivers a substantial amount of renewable energy.

Ed Joyce, KPBS News.