Governor Jerry Brown will be San Diego’s East County this morning to dedicate the controversial Sunrise Powerlink at a San Diego Gas & Electric substation today.
Opponents to the project say the 117-mile long power line connecting Imperial County to San Diego is dangerous, ruins back country views, and lowers property values.
SDG&E says the line enhances power system reliability and encourages the development of renewable energy.
Jessie J. Knight, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of SDG&E says this
“Putting the Sunrise Powerlink into service is the final milestone in a complex and challenging energy project that ranks among the largest and most significant in the history of San Diego Gas & Electric …Design, planning, construction and implementation of the project required scores of public hearings, detailed construction schedules to accommodate a wide array of environmental regulations and coordination of thousands of helicopter flights to ferry crews and material to the construction sites along the route.”
The dedication will to kick off at 9:30 am just off of Bell Bluff Trail in the East San Diego County community of Alpine and protesters are gathering at 8:30 am.