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The development to support clean energy was the plan for the next decade, in accordance with the approved plan of $7.3 billion for 45 new transmission lines. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), according to the Times of San Diego, stated that the new lines will connect more than 40 gigawatts of new generation resources.

The CAISO added that the majority of the transmission projects will be built in California, with a few also being built in nearby Arizona. The state's grid will be able to add more than 17 gigawatts of solar, 8 gigawatts of wind, 1 gigawatt of geothermal energy, as well as various battery storage projects, thanks to the CAISO's 2022–2023 Transmission Plan. Through the transmission, it will help the state achieve its goal of a carbon-free power system by 2045. The plan identifies extra resource and transmission capacity linked to designated geographic zones that are most advantageous from an economic and operational standpoint for such development. In turn, the CPUC will then give load-serving entities clear instructions on how to concentrate their energy procurement in those crucial transmission zones in line with the transmission plan. In addition, there is a power supply in the United States. According to the North American Electric Reliability Corp., the West is vulnerable to extreme heat because it relies on regional energy transfers to meet demand during peak periods or when solar output is reduced.

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The 39th Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival is now underway, showcasing films about Asians and Pacific Islanders from around the world. The festival will continue to create space and rededicate the renewed work of the upcoming festival to their former Executive Director, Linda Mabalot. Furthermore, this year marks the 20th anniversary of her passing.

The 39th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will take place from May 4 to May 13, 2023. According to the Film Freeway, the festival will have a diverse lineup of in-person and virtual programming for audiences in Southern California and beyond. Narrative Features, Documentary Features, Narrative Shorts, Documentary Shorts, Itsy Bitsy Shorts, Kid Shorts, From Visions to Reel, Cinema Musica, Pacific Cinewaves, and REORIENT were among the programs featured over the years. The festival has shown over 5000 films, videos, and digital media works by Asian and Pacific Islander artists thanks to their incredible work and dedication. The Film Festival is still the largest of its kind in Southern California, showcasing the best and brightest in Asian Pacific cinema. Moreover, the festival was named one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine, and it is a proud Academy Award qualifying film festival for the short film awards. Their vision and goal to elevate Linda's regenerative impact and cultural abundance to Visual Communications and the communities creates a critical role in highlighting the art of filmmaking industry and how the Asian and Pacific Islander Communities build empowerment in media.

Learn more about their festival values as well as their incredible artists, partners, and supporters. Visit for more information.


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