Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project (TRTP)

Hilliard provided exclusive land acquisition services and California Public Utilities Company (CPUC) support for Segment 9 of the TRTP requiring negotiation with 84 landowners for the fee acquisition of land to build the new 500/220-kV Whirlwind Substation located in Kern County as well as the acquisition of additional fee tracts in Los Angeles County for the expansion and upgrade of the existing Antelope Substation to accommodate new transmission line contruction and system compensation elements.

Southern California Edison (SCE) is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area in California. SCE’s Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project (TRTP) is the first major transmission project in California being constructed specifically to access multilple renewable generators in a remote renewable-rich resource area of the state. The TRTP is a key component of SCE’s infrastructure improvement and expansion program ensuring that California has the robust transmission system essential to a growing region. Phase II of the TRTP, includes 250 miles of new and upgraded electric transmission lines and a substation between eastern Kern County and San Bernardino County.

Hilliard provided exclusive land acquisition services and California Public Utilities Company (CPUC) support for Segment 9 of the TRTP requiring negotiation with 84 landowners for the fee acquisition of land to build the new 500/220-kV Whirlwind Substation located in Kern County as well as the acquisition of additional fee tracts in Los Angeles County for the expansion and upgrade of the existing Antelope Substation to accommodate new transmission line contruction and system compensation elements.

Services provided were:

• Title Curative

• Negotiation and Fee Acquisition

• Purchase and Sale Contract Preparation

CPUC Support

• Landowner Relationship Development

Once developed, the TRTP will include transmission line capable of delivering 4,500 megawatts from wind farms and other generating companies in Northern Los Angeles and Eastern Kern Counties enough energy to supply nearly 3 million home at peak output. Hilliard is proud of its continued role in improving the environment and reducing dependence on foriegn sources of energy.

Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project (TRTP)