Two companies with extensive knowledge of the western U.S. transmission system and significant experience in the competitive transmission markets
On April 6, 2016, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and TransCanyon formed an alliance to pursue competitive transmission opportunities solicited by the California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO). The goal is to develop, build, own and operate projects throughout the California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO) jurisdiction.
Supporting a cleaner, more reliable and affordable grid for California
• Since 2010, TransCanyon and its affiliates have successfully commissioned 10 new high voltage transmission lines, representing 1,050 miles and $3.7 billion of investment in the electric grid across the western United States.
• In 2013, when competition was introduced to the California transmission market, PG&E, in a joint bid with BHE U.S. Transmission, was selected by CAISO to build, own and operate a transmission line located in California’s Central Valley region.
• In 2015, PG&E was selected by CAISO to build, own and operate two new electric substations in California’s Central Valley and the South Bay.
PG&E's winning bids were selected in separate competitive solicitations over other qualified bidders.