08 March 2012

Towers of Terror: This Tuesday's Twists and Turns

Below is a message that appeared on the City of Chino Hills Web site back on Tuesday, relative to the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project and the eighth section of the project running massive 198-foot tall transmission towers on a narrow Edison right-of-way through residential areas of the city.

TRTP Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediation Suspended

Joint Statement Issued by the City of Chino Hills and Southern California Edison (SCE) - March 6th

On February 14, 2012, the City of Chino Hills (the City) and Southern California Edison Company (SCE) commenced mediation in an effort to reach a mutually agreeable resolution to the issues raised by the City’s Petition for Modification of the CPUC’s December 2009 decision authorizing the construction of the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project. Several mediation sessions were held, and proposals advanced by both the City and SCE were thoroughly discussed. These proposals included the alternative construction and route options, and potential infrastructure improvements, described in SCE’s Initial and Supplemental Testimony filed in January and February 2012. However, the City and SCE were unable to reach agreement on a resolution which met the needs of both parties. Mediation has been suspended at this time. A Prehearing Conference before a California Public Utilities Commission Administrative Law Judge will occur on March 19, 2012. At that Prehearing Conference, the next procedural steps to address the City’s petition will be discussed.

This is hardly a surprise.  Now back to the CPUC . . .

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