(California Energy Commission awards grants)….Five Counties in the state were given grants for renewable energy planning
. Imperial County was one of those Counties. The $700,000 grant will be used by Imperial County to update and amend the geothermal/alternative energy element of its General Plan. That calls for revising ordinances, maps and required environmental documents. The Commission awarded a total of $3 million in Grants. The other 4 counties are Inyo, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles. All five Counties have two years to complete their proposed projects.