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The orange line depicts the path of the Valley-IvyGlen transmission lines. The lines will run above ground and cross the freeway north of Glen Eden, continue north to about Indian Truck Trail where they will be placed underground. The proposed 34-acre Alberhill substation is pictured on the right. gas house dance hall Here’s what next for SCE’s Alberhill substation project

The We Are Temescal Valley Development Committee has taken a stand against the 34-acre Alberhill substation and its two 500-kV transmission lines and towers being located here. The committee urged residents to suggest an alternative location in the vicinity of Walker Canyon Road and Hill Top Drive, north of the I-15 in an unincorporated county area. The committee also recommended the use of battery storage technology.

At the workshops, SCE representatives said that system alternatives must enhance the reliability of the Valley South System that has no tie-in to another system for backup and provide additional capacity – both being the intent of the Alberhill project. Suggested alternatives should evaluate energy storage, distributed energy resources, demand response and smart grid solutions.

The We Are Temescal Valley Development Committee has taken a stand against the Alberhill substation and its 500-kV transmission lines and towers being located here. The committee is suggesting an alternative location in the vicinity of Walker Canyon Road and Hill Top Drive, north of the I-15 in an unincorporated county area. The committee also recommends the use of battery storage technology.

It is believed that locating the substation at Walker Canyon Road and Hill Top Drive, north of the Interstate 15 Freeway in unincorporated Riverside County would have community support. The community (residential, commercial & industrial) needs safe and reliable power resources to facilitate the future growth within the Valley South System.

VALLEY-IVYGLEN 115-kV SUBTRANSMISSION LINE PROJECT: The route of the line is depicted in dark blue. gas efficient cars 2015 It starts at the Valley substation in Menifee, runs through Perris and Lake Elsinore, and continues into Temescal Valley, ending at the IvyGlen substation on Temescal Canyon Road. The light blue outline depicts the area to be serviced by the subtransmission line. CPUC rules on Edison projects

Yacknin’s decision for the Alberhill project was based on her belief that SCE had overstated the need for the substation based on the utility’s forecast of increased electric demand in the area. Yacknin reasoned that because it was unlikely the $464 million project will be needed, “at all or in any case by 2021, we do not find overriding considerations that merit approval.” The cost of the project would have been passed onto ratepayers.

The above-ground lines will cross to the east side of the 1-15 north of Glen Eden and continue along Temescal Canyon Road. They will be placed underground at about Indian Truck Trail, where they will continue to the IvyGlen substation on Temescal Canyon Road near Maitri Road. Temescal Valley residents opposing the project wanted all the lines underground.

With the proposed decision announced, the CPUC could render a final decision at a 9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 10 meeting to be held at Fontana City Hall, 8353 Sierra Ave. General comments from the public will be allowed during the meeting. Comments also can be emailed to: Public.Advisor@cpuc.ca.gov. Reference agenda item No. 14 and Proceeding 07-01-031.

Yacknin’s decision regarding the Alberhill project was based on her belief that Edison had overstated the need for the substation based on the utility’s forecast of increased electric demand in the area. e sampark electricity bill payment Yacknin reasoned that because it was unlikely the $464 million project will be needed, “at all or in any case by 2021, we do not find overriding considerations that merit approval.”

The decision also noted the project would have “significant and unavoidable” impacts on aesthetics during and after construction because the structure and its transmission lines would be visible from the I-15, a scenic highway corridor, “substantially degrading the natural and rural visual character, vividness, intactness, and visual unity in the area.”

The lines would cross to the east side of the 1-15 north of Glen Eden and continue along Temescal Canyon Road. They would be placed underground at about Indian Truck Trail, where they will continue to the IvyGlen substation on Temescal Canyon Road near Maitri Road. Temescal Valley residents opposing the project want all the lines underground.

Comments on the Draft EIR will be addressed in a Response to Comments document that, together with the Draft EIR, will constitute the Final EIR. The Final EIR will likely be completed by late September or early October. The CPUC will issue separate proposed decisions on SCE’s applications for the proposed Valley–Ivyglen Project and the proposed Alberhill Project.

The orange line depicts the path of the Valley-IvyGlen transmission lines. The lines will run above ground and cross the freeway north of Glen Eden, continue north to about Indian Truck Trail where they will be placed underground. The proposed 34-acre Alberhill substation is pictured on the right. Public Utilities Commission extends deadline to July 15

VIG Alternative A would alleviate the necessity for the line to cross the I-15 by extending it north from Glen Eden for another 2,000 feet. The line would be undergrounded at the south end of the Vons Shopping Center, continue down Campbell Ranch Road to Temescal Canyon Road to the IvyGlen substation. Two other alternatives – B1 and B2, running above and below ground through Sycamore Creek along Santiago Canyon Road to Maitri Road, do not reduce the proposed project’s impacts.

ASP Alternative DD relocates the substation to property within the Serrano Specific Plan. Approved by the county in 2010, the 489-acre Serrano Commerce Center is zoned for light industrial, commercial retail and open space. The property is on the east side of the I-15 and stretches from Temescal Canyon Road on the north to Temescal Canyon Road on the south adjacent to the freeway underpass. electricity vs gas heating costs Development of the property never began and was further waylaid by the recession.

The CPUC determined this alternative is aesthetically superior to the Alberhill proposal because it is not visible from the 1-15. It will be visible to Dawson Canyon, Spanish Hills and future Terramor residents. The CPUC notes that the substation’s location next to the Temescal Wash could be detrimental to this alternative, but views Serrano as being less impactful overall than Alberhill.

Last May the CPUC held a scoping meeting to answer questions about the two projects and invite public comments for the draft EIR. There were a couple dozen people in attendance – 10 from Temescal Valley, the rest Lake Elsinore residents, and they voiced concerns about the projects’ significant impacts which had been noted by the CPUC. Most all said they wanted underground lines.

A permanent effect on aesthetics along Interstate 15 (I-15), an eligible State Scenic Highway, could result from operation of the proposed Alberhill Project because the proposed Alberhill Substation, new 500-kV transmission lines, and new and upgraded 115-kV subtransmission lines (115-kV Segments ASP1, ASP3, ASP4, and ASP5) would be visible to motorists. Permanent effects may result because of visual contrast, alterations to existing scenic integrity, blocked or partially blocked views, and the introduction of industrial-like facilities to a relatively undeveloped rural area. The following components, among others, would be viewable from I-15:

Permanent effects on the visual character or quality of a site or its surrounding area could result from operation of the proposed Alberhill Project at the proposed Alberhill Substation site, along the 500-kV transmission line routes, along 115-kV Segments ASP1 and ASP6, and along the northern section of the proposed 115-kV Segment ASP2 route near the proposed Alberhill Substation site that may reduce the intactness, unity, or vividness of existing views.

Temporary violations of maximum daily on-site emission levels of fugitive dust (particulate matter of 10 micrometers or less [PM10] and 2.5 micrometers or less [PM2.5]) would occur during construction of the proposed Alberhill Substation due to grading, excavation, and asphalting. Temporary violations for maximum daily on-site emission levels of PM10 would occur during construction of the proposed 115-kV subtransmission lines from roadwork, site preparation, structure installation, and wire stringing.

Each of the 560-MVA 500/115-kV transformers would contain approximately 33,550 gallons of transformer oil. In California, all used oil is managed as hazardous waste until tested to show it is not hazardous (Section 25250.4 of the California Health and Safety Code). Direct and indirect effects from the accidental release of hazardous materials could result during construction and operation of the proposed Alberhill Substation.

Temporary, direct, and indirect effects on water quality and existing drainage patterns could result from construction of the proposed Alberhill Substation, access road to 500-kV Tower SA-5, and along sections of the proposed 115-kV segments due to project-related activities such as the placement of fill, earth moving activities, and the potential for spill of hazardous materials near jurisdictional (e.g., Temescal Wash ) and potentially jurisdictional waterways/drainages.

Aesthetics. gas cap code A permanent effect on aesthetics along an eligible State Scenic Highway (I-15) could result from operation of the proposed Alberhill Project in addition to the proposed Talega–Escondido/Valley–Serrano (TE/VS) Project, and proposed Valley–Ivyglen Project. The proposed Alberhill Substation, 500-kV transmission lines, and 115-kV Segments ASP1 through ASP5, as well as the proposed Valley–Ivyglen Project 115-kV Segments VIG3 through VIG7 and proposed TE/VS switchyard and associated 500-kV transmission lines, would be visible from I-15.

Air Quality. A temporary violation of maximum daily on-site emission levels of PM10 and PM2.5 (fugitive dust) would occur during the construction of the proposed Alberhill System Project, proposed Valley–Ivyglen Project, and proposed TE/VS Project. Construction activities that overlap (e.g., earth-moving activities) may result in cumulative effects on air quality.

Temporary and permanent effects on aesthetic resources along Interstate 15 (I-15) and State Route 74 (SR-74), both eligible State Scenic Highways, could result from construction and operation of the proposed Valley–Ivyglen Project. Construction would occur over a 24-month period, and construction activities along 115-kV Segments VIG1 through 115-kV VIG8 would be noticeable to area residents and motorists along I-15 and SR-74. Construction activities that would temporarily affect scenic resources include:

A permanent effect on aesthetics along I-15 and SR-74 could result from the replacement of existing wood distribution line poles (30 to 80 feet tall) with new steel poles (up to 115 feet tall) and the introduction of new steel poles. The new poles would result in permanent visual contrast, alterations to existing scenic integrity, blocked or partially blocked views, and the introduction of industrial-like facilities to a relatively undeveloped rural area. The new and upgraded 115-kV subtransmission structures along 115-kV Segments VIG1 through 115-kV VIG8 would be intermittently noticeable to area residents and motorists along I-15 and SR-74.

Temporary, permanent, direct, and indirect effects on riparian areas and federally protected wetlands (e.g., Temescal Wash or its tributaries or the San Jacinto River) as defined by Clean Water Act Section 404 could result from construction and operation of a number of the proposed 115-kV segments. electricity symbols ks2 Among the areas likely to be affected are the proposed access roads and new structures along 115-kV Segment VIG6, trenched areas to install 115-kV Segment VIG8 underground, and the area where two tubular steel poles (4765121E and 4765120E) would be installed along 115-kV Segment VIG1 adjacent to the San Jacinto River.

Temporary and long-term effects on water quality and existing drainage patterns could result from 1) foundation excavation for 115-kV structure installations; 2) vegetation removal and earthmoving activities at construction sites and for access roads; 3) culvert construction across aquatic features; and 4) blasting. Erosion or siltation on or off site could result from the grading and vegetation clearing along a number of the proposed 115-kV Segments including along 115-kV Segment 8 where trenching would be required to install the proposed 115-kV line underground near Temescal Wash, a jurisdictional waterway.

Potential conflict with Riverside County and City of Lake Elsinore land use policies, zoning ordinances, and requirements within specific plan areas could result (e.g., Alberhill Ridge Specific Plan in Lake Elsinore) because of the installation of new structures within 50 feet of eligible State Scenic Highways (Riverside County General Plan Policy 13.4), installation of structures along visually significant ridgelines and hilltops (Riverside County General Plan Policy 11.1(d)), or within an adopted road realignment for Lake Street (City of Lake Elsinore Vesting Tentative Tract No. 35001).