Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Fur Flies Over Sunrise Powerlink.

SDG&E was on the hot seat last night at a PUC hearing on the Sunrise Powerlink project.

Under what sounds like withering cross-examination, by TURN, UCAN, and the PUC’s Division of Ratepayer Advocates, company rep James Avery stated that there was no guarantee there would be sufficient renewable energy coming from solar suppliers, and that the project could exceed its $1.3 billion budget.

SDG&E is sticking to its guns, however, and arguing that without Sunrise, county residents will be forced to continue relying on fossil fuels.

SDG&E official faces foes of Sunrise Powerlink [San Diego union Tribune]