Trans Bay Cable project back on schedule 

A power cable that could deliver 400 megawatts of electricity from Pittsburg to San Francisco – helping The City secure regulatory approval to shutter a power plant – will likely begin operating in early March as originally planned.

The project had been running ahead of schedule, but additional testing is planned that appears to have dashed hopes that the 53-mile Trans Bay Cable would be switched on next month.

“Construction finished early, which is why we started looking at pushing up the commercial operation date, but we’re going to continue with more extensive testing,” project spokesman PJ Johnston said Tuesday.

“We’re going to continue with testing for the month of February,” he said.

Results of the tests have been positive, according to Johnston.

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