New information about Northern San Joaquin Power Connect, now called the Northern San Joaquin 230kV Transmission Project

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will not be developing the Northern San Joaquin Power Connect project as previously presented. In March 2018, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) Board, which manages the state’s power grid, decided to revise the scope of Northern San Joaquin Power Connect, now known as the Northern San Joaquin 230kV Transmission Project. The project scope has changed, and while the project will include some aspects of the previous scope, it will not include the construction of a new transmission line from Lodi Electric Utility’s Industrial Substation to PG&E’s 8 Mile Substation.

The revised scope will help address the area’s reliability needs by adding a double-circuit 230kV transmission line from PG&E’s existing Lockeford Substation to a new Industrial 230kV switching station. It will also include looping the Brighton–Bellota 230kV transmission line into the Lockeford Substation. PG&E is committed to providing safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to its customers and will continue to work closely with the community as the new project progresses. More information will be posted on this website as it becomes available.