July 30th 2009:  New deadline for TTP Scoping Comments.  See our page for instructions on writing TANC a comment. 
July 16th 2009 @18:30:  TANC public meeting at the Red Bluff Community Center. (Updated with correct date.)
July 9th 2009 @18:30:  TANC Public Meeting on July 9th at 18:30 in the Orland Memorial Hall, 320 Third Street, Orland., CA 96001. Phone (530) 243-8877. (Updated with correct address.) 
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Past Events

  1. June 1st 2009 @18:30: TANC Informational Meeting in Davis. At the Veterans‘ Memorial Center, 203 E 14th Street, Davis (map).

  2. June 1st 2009 @19:00: Townhall Meeting with Congressman Dan Lungren. At Folsom City Council Chambers, 50 Natoma St., Folsom (map).

  3. May 26th 2009 @18:00: TANC & TTP Public Meeting in Red Bluff. This coming Tuesday, at the Red Bluff Community Center,1500 South Jackson, Red Bluff (map).

  4. May 19th 2009 @5PM: SMUD Policy Subcommittee meeting at SMUD Headquarters, 6201 S Street, Sacramento, CA.

  5. May 20th 2009: TANC Commission meeting at the Rancho Cordova Marriott Hotel (11211 Pointe East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742).

  6. May 7th 2009, 6:00 PM: SMUD Board of Directors meeting. The Board of Directors' office phone number is (916) 732-6155. You can also watch board meetings online.

  7. May 4th 2009, 9:00 AM: California Energy Commission’s Workshop on Transmission Planning. 

  8. May 3rd 2009, 2:00 PM: STOPTANC meeting in Round Mountain Community Center.

  9. April 28th 2009: Article in the Appeal Democrat on proposed power line.

  10. April 23rd 2009: TANC Informational Meeting at the Palms.

  11. March 20, 2009: Obama Administration Offers $535 Million Loan Guarantee to Solyndra, Inc. Press release.

  1. At the TANC informational meeting at the Palms on April 23rd, 2009 at the Palms. Click photo for a high resolution version.

  2. Photo Credit: Elliot Landes for the Winters Express.

Historical Documents:

A historical article on electricity transmission:

  1. History of California's Overhead Electric Project

Do we need more power lines?

“Thus, integrating and coordinating energy efficiency and distributed generation programs is essential to allow customers to gain the largest benefit from their expenditures...

...Other forms of distributed generation, even if not renewable, can also have benefits over centrally located generation that suffers from transmission and distribution line losses. Distributed generation can also help support grid reliability.”

From California Energy Commission’sEnergy Action Plan 2008

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