CPUC Killed the Santa Cruz 115 kV Reinforcement Project

The folks from NOPOC (Neighbors Organized to Protect Our Community) have announced that the CPUC Killed the Santa Cruz 115 kV Reinforcement Project, which would have spoiled lovely Day Valley and Corralitos with huge overhead power lines. The CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission), PG&E and CAISO, which oversees the statewide power grid, agreed that the […]

Re-Evaluation of the Santa Cruz 115 kV Reinforcement Project

The folks at NOPOC have some good news to share: PG&E has announced that it will be requesting that CAISO (California Independent System Operator) re-evaluate the need for the Santa Cruz 115 kV Reinforcement Project at this time. While this does appear to be good news, NOPOC cautions that it is far too early to […]

NOPOC’s Drawing to Raise Funds

The grassroots Aptos organization Neighbors Organized to Protect our Community (NOPOC) is working to raise funds to support their fight against PG&E’s plans to install a series of massive steel power poles through one of the most scenic areas of Santa Cruz County. As part of that effort, they are having a drawing for a […]

Santa Cruz 115kV Reinforcement Project

Santa Cruz County residents and concerned citizens have joined collectively in a new grassroots group, Neighbors Organized to Protect Our Community (NOPOC), to voice their issues concerning a proposed power line project. The neighborhood alliance believes the Santa Cruz 115kV Reinforcement Project as proposed by PG&E will have an adverse effect on the surrounding hills, wildlife, livestock, agriculture, […]

Aptos Gas Pipeline Test Starts Monday

Just in time for school, PG&E will begin a six-week project to test a gas pipeline on Wallace Avenue in Aptos. The test begins on Monday – also known as the first day of school for nearby Aptos Junior High. Work is to commence at 8:30 AM, with trucks, backhoes, and excavators; classes also start […]

Environmental Impact Report to be Required for Power Project

The California Public Utilities Commission has reversed its initial finding and has now decided – to the relief of many Aptos and Corralitos residents – that a proposed new 115kv power transmission project will require an environmental impact report.  They will be holding a Public Meeting regarding the project on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 6 p.m. […]