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L.A. gets new renewable energy transmission lines

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MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Southern California Edison says it has completed the first part of a major project to transmit electricity from renewable energy sources in the Mojave Desert to the Los Angeles region.

The system unveiled Tuesday at a utility facility in Mojave is capable of carrying 700 megawatts.

Edison International Chairman Ted Craver says the lines are currently energized with wind power.

When the entire Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project is completed it will deliver 4,500 megawatts of electricity from wind, solar and other generation sources in the desert north of Los Angeles.


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