Legislation to accelerate California’s efforts to approve energy transmission projects, Senate Bill 619, passed the California Assembly Floor on Sept. 7.
The bill is sponsored by California State Sen. Steve Padilla.
Current transmission projects are delayed by almost five years, Padilla’s office said.
SB 619 would expand upon last year’s AB 205 authorizing the California Energy Commission to certify transmission projects in California.
SB 619 advanced from the Assembly Floor by a vote of 57 to 0. The bill now heads to the Senate for a final concurrence vote.