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System Upgrades Could Help Solve Transmission Problems in the West

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California to Study Additional Renewable Energy Resources on GridLiance System in Southwest Nevada

Silverado Renewables Connection Would Help California and Nevada Meet Climate Change Goals, Create Jobs, and Boost Economy March 15, 2021—As part of its Integrated Resource Plan, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has identified more than 2,000 megawatts of new, low-cost renewable energy generation in southwest Nevada that would help the state of California achieve its […]

Supporters of Renewables in the Desert

A broad group of unions, renewable energy developers, an electric transmission company and an electric cooperative are working to broaden access to renewable energy in southwest Nevada. They work to support a collaborative and commonsense approach – Silverado Renewables Connection – to address climate change that will improve the region’s energy infrastructure, boost economic growth […]

Overview

GridLiance West is proposing upgrades to existing electric transmission infrastructure to spur economic growth and help California meet its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. The plan—Silverado Renewables Connection—would allow California to tap into the diverse, low‐cost, renewable energy resources of southwest Nevada. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission and California Independent System […]

GridLiance West

GridLiance West is a transmission-only utility that owns, builds, and operates transmission facilities in the California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO) region. The utility is a subsidiary of GridLiance. GridLiance West owns and operates 167 miles of 230 kV transmission lines and related substation infrastructure that runs through rural southern Nevada, from the Desert View […]

Development Phases

Phase 2 Phase 2 connects GridLiance West’s transmission system in southwest Nevada to Bishop, California, enabling the development of a diverse mix of renewable energy generation to strengthen California’s resource adequacy. The National Renewable Energy Laboratories has identified this area as a hotbed for geothermal energy development. The area also has significant potential for wind […]

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GridLiance West Completes Transmission Line Rebuild in Eldorado Valley

January 11, 2021—GridLiance West, a subsidiary of GridLiance, recently finished rebuilding a 15-mile transmission line in Eldorado Valley in Nevada to help enhance service reliability for California Independent System Operator (CAISO) customers and increase energy exports from Nevada into California. The 230-kilvolt transmission line rebuilt was built to lower grid congestion between the Sloan Canyon […]

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