California energy experts generally agree that the state’s interconnection processes need a broad overhaul, since CAISO’s queues are overwhelmed with hundreds of requests every year from potential developers. The latest window for applications was this April, and the system operator received a total of 546 applications, amounting to 354,000 MW of new resources.
While a previous proposal from CAISO called for 46 transmission projects estimated to cost $9.3 billion, the final version approved by the board of governors last week left out one project pending additional analysis. The vast majority of these projects will be built in California and each costs between $4 million and $2.3 billion, according to the ISO.
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Source: Utility Dive
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