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TANC Transmission Project public scoping comment period extended


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Transmission Agency of Northern California and Western Area Power Administration have extended the public scoping comment period for the proposed TANC Transmission Project by an additional 60 days, to July 30.

The TTP would involve the construction and upgrade of roughly 600 miles of high-voltage electric transmission lines and associated facilities in Northern California. If constructed, the TTP would improve transmission grid reliability, provide access to California-based renewable energy resources, and allow TANC member agencies to meet growing customer energy demands. The TTP would help the TANC member agencies achieve the 33 percent renewable energy standard called for by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in November 2008.

Comments can be submitted through July 30 in writing via mail to Mr. David Young, National Environmental Policy Act Document Manager, Western Area Power Administration, Sierra Nevada Region, 114 Parkshore Drive, Folsom, Calif. 95630; by e-mail to; or by fax to (916) 353-4772.

For information related to the proposed project, visit the NEPA/CEQA Web site and the TANC project Web site. For more information call the project hotline at (916) 353-4777.

About TANC

Established in1984, the Transmission Agency of Northern California is a California Joint Powers Agency consisting of 15 local governmental utilities. The mission of TANC is to assist its publicly-owned utility members in providing cost-effective energy supplies to customers through long term ownership of essential high-voltage transmission lines within California and the western United States. TANC currently owns about 90 percent of the California-Oregon Transmission Project which interconnects California with the Pacific Northwest.

About Western

The Western Area Power Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy, markets clean, renewable federal hydroelectric power to preference customers, as specified by law. These customers include municipalities, cooperatives, irrigation districts, federal and state agencies and American Indian tribes in 15 western states, including California. Western owns and operates more than 17,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines.