Abengoa to Upgrade a Transmission Line in California

Imperial Irrigation District (IID) chose Abengoa for a power transmission project that includes the upgrade of a 230kV transmission line, as well as substations in the state of California. The “Path 42” project is part of a plan to extend the power network being developed by Imperial Irrigation District in order to increase the capacity of the network and enable access to new sources of renewable energy in California. The contract involves the reconductoring of a total of 32 kilometers of a 230-kV transmission line, as well as the upgrade of existing substations, under a turnkey engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contract. The project is expected to take 12 months to complete and will be delivered to Imperial Irrigation District in April 2014.