California Governor Jerry Brown (D) joined federal, state, and local officials July 26 at an event in Alpine to dedicate the Sunrise Powerlink, a new transmission line San Diego Gas and Electric put into service this June. The 117-mile line runs from Imperial Valley to San Diego, giving the utility access to power generated by solar and wind energy facilities in the southeastern corner of the state. Eventually, the line will carry over 1,000 MW of clean energy to power 650,000 homes, helping to meet the state requirement of 33 percent renewable energy by 2020. The project underwent a five-year environmental review and permitting process, took 18 months to complete, and cost $1.9 billion.