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Expanding Transmission to Access Renewables May be Key to Reach State Mandates

December 16, 2016 /

Sacramento, Calif. – Meeting California’s renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission
goals may necessitate the expansion of electricity transmission infrastructure to access new
renewable power sources, both within and outside the state, according to a multi-agency
state report released today.The draft Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) 2.0 report seeks to identify areas where utility-scale renewable energy can be accessed and where opportunities exist to
develop electricity transmission. California is blessed with abundant renewable resources
which can be developed at reasonable economic and environmental costs.