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Welcome to the Transmission Agency of Northern California (TANC) website, your resource for information on electric transmission and its critical role in keeping the lights on in Northern California. In addition to providing information about TANC, this site is designed to be a portal to information regarding California's transmission system and needs, goals for increasing the use of renewable energy sources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and how TANC and others are working together to meet California's energy infrastructure needs. New information will be added regularly; thank you for visiting!

Transmissions Blog
News and comment on California's energy infrastructure, policy, economics and emerging issues

Transmission and Renewable Resource Needs in Northern California
The multi-agency Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) 2.0 began in September 2015 with two objectives. First, to address Governor Brown's call for California to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2030. Second, to help the state comply with Senate Bill 350, which requires 50 percent of the energy sold in the state be generated by "qualified" renewable resources by 2030. Read more.

How Long Does It Take to Permit and Build Transmission to Meet California's Policy Goals?
If California is going to meet its energy policy goals, planners need to adequately account for cost-effective, environmentally responsible upgraded and new transmission projects that can flexibly and reliably deliver renewable resources to the state. Read more.




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