SDG&E Completes and Energizes New East County Substation ProjectJan 23, 2015
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has announced that the new East County (ECO) Substation project has been energized and is now operating as an integral part of SDG&E’s electric transmission system. The entire project includes a new 58-acre state-of-the-art substation in the East County community of Jacumba, an upgraded substation in Boulevard and a 14-mi transmission line connecting the two substations. The ECO Substation project was designed to enhance electric reliability in the region and to help facilitate the delivery of renewable wind and solar energy to SDG&E customers.
“The ECO Substation project is a vital reliability addition to our local transmission system and will improve our service to our customers in the eastern part of our county,” said David L. Geier, vice president of electric transmission and system engineering for SDG&E. “This project will also help in meeting California’s aggressive renewable energy goals by facilitating the development of renewable energy in the region.”