ZGlobal provided need and alternatives assessment for the CPUC evaluation of the PG&E Estrella Substation project
September 21, 2019
In late January 2017, NextEra Energy Transmission West (NEET West) and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) submitted an application to the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) to construct the Estrella Substation and Paso Robles Area Reinforcement Project. This project would consist of building additional components to the existing Estrella Substation site to connect the new substation to the new transmission line and local power grid, modify the existing Morro Bay-Gates 230 kV transmission line to connect to NEET West’s Estrella Substation, and construct a new 70 kV transmission line to connect the San Miguel-Paso Robles to meet the Estrella Substation.
ZGlobal provided detailed analysis of the need and possible alternatives, including energy storage, for the Estrella project.