PUC orders Edison to stop construction on Chino Hills power line project until hearing on alternatives

CHINO HILLS – The California Public Utilities Commission has ordered Southern California Edison to stop construction on its expanded power line project and ordered it to present “feasibility, cost and timing” for five alternative routes in two months.

Edison is expected to “serve testimony, with supporting data” on the alternative routes or by Jan. 10, according to the PUC.

Edison is in the process of installing larger power towers along its right of way through Chino Hills to carry wind-generated electricity from Kern County into the region. The $2.1 billion Tehachapi project is part of a state mandate to generate more sustainable energy. It is slated to be completed in 2015.

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