SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The California Public Utilities Commission today approved San Diego Gas & Electric's East County substation project, a development that involves two electric substations along the utility's Southwest Powerlink transmission line.
The $435 million project will include a new 58-acre substation in Jacumba and refurbishing of an existing 50-year-old plant in Boulevard, both on the eastern edge of San Diego County.
"The backbone of our electric system is the transmission grid and adding the substation will substantively improve reliability for East County San Diego residents and facilitate the delivery of more clean, renewable energy to our customers throughout the region," said Michael Niggli, the utility's president and CEO.
SDG&E has around 1,700 megawatts of proposed renewable energy projects set to connect into the Jacumba and Boulevard substations. The utility believes the plans will improve power reliability for customers in those communities, plus Manzanita, Live Oak Springs, and parts of the Campo and La Posta Indian Reservations.
Construction, which is expected to create between 100 and 200 jobs, is scheduled to begin later this year, according to SDG&E.
A gas line break in downtown has prompted area businesses to evacuate. The break was reported around 1 p.m. and is located near Fifth Avenue and E Street.
One week ago as diners packed restaurants in a Kearny Mesa a shooting broke out in the parking lot of a strip mall on Convoy Street.
Skies across San Diego County are mostly clear and will stay that way through the early Saturday. This will result in another night of tumbling temps into early Saturday morning.
The first phase of the city of San Diego's ordinance banning polystyrene foam and single-use plastics will go into effect on Saturday.
A pothole here. A pothole there. The City of San Diego says it has seen a spike in reports of potholes due to recent winter storms.
Hundreds of San Diego State students are dancing the night away Friday as part of a 15-hour dance marathon which will end Saturday morning.
The owner of an Ocean Beach sandwich shop is sharing surveillance video of a man he says stole the employees tip jar.
The National Weather Service on has issued a frost advisory from 10 p.m., Friday to 9 a.m., Saturday for the inland valleys of San Diego.