January 11, 2016
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Legal and Regulatory
Market Rules and Market Design
Approved Project Sponsor Selected for the Harry Allen to Eldorado 500kV Transmission Line Project
As an outcome of the 2013 -2014 Transmission Planning Process, the California ISO selected DesertLink LLC as the approved project sponsor to finance, construct, own, operate and maintain the Harry Allen to Eldorado 500kV transmission line project. DesertLink LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of LS Power Associates, L.P.
The ISO selected DesertLink LLC as the approved project sponsor to finance, construct, own, operate and maintain the Harry Allen to Eldorado 500kV transmission line project.
The ISO conducted a comparative analysis of three qualified project sponsor applications. The analysis included assessing the degree that each project sponsor met the qualification criteria under the ISO tariff section 126.96.36.199 and selection factors under ISO tariff section 24.5.4.
The selection report concluding the competitive solicitation process for this project is available on the ISO website at http://www.caiso.com/Documents/HarryAllentoEldoradoTransmissionLine-ProjectSponsorSelectionReport.pdf.
More information on the 2013-2014 transmission planning process for this project is available at Http://www.caiso.com/planning/Pages/TransmissionPlanning/2013-2014TransmissionPlanningProcess.aspx.
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