(IID petitions the state)…The Petition is for a major strategic transmission expansion plan.
The Imperial Irrigation District is proposing a multiregional strategic transmission expansion alternative to the California Independent System Operator that, as proposed, would expand the export of renewable energy to the state and the Southwest region, while ensuring that the district maintains its balancing authority, meets federal and state regulations and replaces generation lost by the retirement of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The Draft Strategic Transmission Expansion Plan, known as STEP, has been reviewed by the IID Directors. The plan is now before CAISO. Under the plan, The IID would construct a 2,200 megawatt 230 KV collector system in the IID service area. 1,100 megawatts would be exported to CAISO and 1,100 megawatts to the Southwest Region.