Path 62

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Path 62 or the Eldorado - McCullough 500 kV Line is a short 0.6 mi (1 km) 500 kV power line linking Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's (LADWP's) McCullough substation to Southern California Edison's (SCE's) Eldorado substation in the Eldorado - Marketplace - McCullough substation complex. Like Path 61, this short, yet important 500 kV allows for power flow to be rerouted on different 500 kV lines that make up the massive Path 46 transmission system when necessary.[1] Power generated from Hoover Dam, and fossil fuel power plants in the Four Corners region is routed to this substation complex via many other 500 kV lines that connect to this substation complex.[1][2]

Power transmission capacity[edit]

The 500 kV line can transmit 2,598 MVA (3,000 amps) of electrical power in either direction.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Paths 61-70, Western Electricity Coordinating Council, 2006 
  2. ^ Route descriptions and tower designs are based on Google Earth images.