Cupertino Electric Installing Transmission Line to Interconnect Substation Serving 200 MW Solar Project in Southern California

The utility-scale solar photovoltaic plant in Southern California is expected to produce energy for more than 240,000 households by 2013.

CALEXICO, Calif.--Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI), a nationally-acclaimed electrical engineering and construction firm, today announced at a groundbreaking ceremony that it is installing a new 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line to interconnect a new substation serving a 200 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Imperial Valley, Calif. The utility-scale solar photovoltaic plant in Southern California is expected to produce energy for more than 240,000 households by 2013.


"We are honored to be part of this project that will have tremendous positive impact at both the local and state level," said Scott Mitchell, energy infrastructure division manager for Cupertino Electric, Inc. "While it's great to be recognized for our overhead expertise and ability to help build-out the renewable energy infrastructure in California, we are most excited about our ability to employ so many people locally who can help us make a lasting and positive effect on the environment."

About the 230 kV Transmission Line Project

When complete in late 2013, the overhead 230 kV transmission line installed by Cupertino Electric will span five miles and interconnect a new 230 kV substation on the 2,000-acre solar project site in California's Imperial Valley. Cupertino Electric will be providing union electrical subcontracting services on the 200 MW solar photovoltaic project.

About Cupertino Electric, Inc.

Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) is a private company headquartered in San Jose, Calif. that has provided expert engineering and construction services for a constantly evolving world for more than 58 years. CEI designs custom electrical solutions for clients in a variety of industries, including alternative energy, biotech, commercial, data center, education, energy infrastructure, gaming, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and retail. For more information, visit www.cei.com.

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