HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Quanta Services Inc. today announced that Southern California Edison (SCE) selected PAR Electrical Contractors, Inc. (PAR), a Quanta Services company, to install transmission infrastructure for SCE’s Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project.
Quanta’s scope of services for the project includes the replacement of a portion of an existing 115-kilovolt electric transmission line with 35 miles of double-circuit, 220-kilovolt electric transmission line. The line will connect a new SCE substation to the Eldorado Substation, near Boulder City, Nev. Construction on the transmission line is underway with completion estimated by July 2013.
The Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project is expected to provide the electrical facilities and additional transmission capacity to interconnect and deliver up to 1,400 megawatts of new renewable energy being generated near the southern California-Nevada border.
In addition, SCE selected PAR to construct its Red Bluff Substation Project near the town of Desert Center in eastern Riverside County, Calif. Under the contract, the company will construct the new 500/220-kilovolt Red Bluff Substation. The project includes construction of two parallel transmission line segments to connect the new Red Bluff Substation to the existing Devers-Palo Verde 500-kilovolt transmission line and to the new Devers-Colorado River 500-kilovolt transmission line, which PAR is currently installing. Upon completion, which is estimated to be by the end of 2013, the Red Bluff Substation Project is expected to provide the electric infrastructure needed to interconnect the area’s existing and future renewable generation facilities to the transmission grid.
“We appreciate the continued confidence that SCE has in Quanta’s ability to provide electric power infrastructure services for these projects and to assist SCE in delivering electricity from renewable sources to the region’s power grid and demand centers,” said Jim O’Neil, president and chief executive officer of Quanta Services. “We have worked together for many years and these projects expand on the electric power infrastructure projects we have underway for SCE.”