A community coalition dedicated to supporting modernized electric service for our region.

To improve safety and reliability for South Orange County’s electric utility customers, SDG&E plans to upgrade the decades-old lines, poles and substations within the cities of

  • San Juan Capistrano
  • San Clemente
  • Unincorporated areas of Orange County

The Project

  • Rebuild the substation in San Juan Capistrano, which was last renovated in the 1950’s
  • Upgrade the transmission lines from 69kV and 138kV to 230kV in order to provide the electric reliability needed today
  • Replace select existing wood poles with taller new steel poles, which enhance safety and reliability

Reliability Benefits

  • Improves reliability to existing electric system
  • Modernizes electric transmission system and replaces outdated equipment
  • Meets the future energy needs of local home and business demands
  • Allows for operating flexibility
  • Meets federal reliability standards