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SUPERIOR COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF RIVERSIDE TRANSMISSION RELIABILITY PROJECT

4/14/2014

Riverside, Calif. – In a ruling made by the Superior Court last Friday, the City of Jurupa Valley’s petition challenging the Environmental Impact Report on the Riverside Transmission Reliability Project (RTRP) was officially denied.

“This is a huge victory for RPU and its ratepayers,” said RPU General Manager Girish Balachandran. “We were confident that we followed all the necessary regulations to undertake this project and today’s decision confirms our belief.”

RPU and Southern California Edison will be partnering to build substations and to install transmission lines that will add electrical capacity for both utility’s customers. The proposed route for the project will run 230-kilovolt lines along the eastern edge of the Interstate 15 corridor in Jurupa Valley.

“The project is necessary because at the moment we only have one major substation, which means blackouts could occur if its capacity is exceeded or it goes out of service,” added Balachandran.

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