Benefits

The Northern San Joaquin 230 kV Transmission Project, formerly known as Northern San Joaquin Power Connect, will provide the following benefits to the community.


Reliability


Upgrades to the grid will help the region stay in front of growing energy demand, limiting the chances of the system becoming overloaded, especially during the summer when demand for electricity is highest. Numerous residents and businesses will benefit from the increased reliability delivered by the Northern San Joaquin 230 kV Transmission Project.


Economic growth


Strengthening the grid will provide a highly reliable and stable electricity source for the area's leading businesses and industries. New investments in critical infrastructure promote a strong commercial environment that will support the continued economic recovery and growth of the region's agricultural sector.


Efficiency


Replacing older power lines and components with new technology maximizes our ability to move electricity safely and dependably to homes and businesses. For example, technology upgrades will give us greater ability to limit impacts from future outages to a confined area, while increasing the capacity of key transmission lines will allow us to move electricity more efficiently throughout the local electric system.


Security


The security of our substations is a top priority. We will coordinate closely with local law enforcement and use advanced technology to implement safety and security measures that meet the highest established standards for critical infrastructure protection.