Vice President Kamala Harris in Arizona for transmission line groundbreaking

Vice President Kamala Harris will go to Tonopah on Thursday afternoon to showcase the Biden administration's investments in clean energy. In her first

official visit to Arizona as vice president, Harris will attend the groundbreaking of the 125-mile-long Ten West Link transmission line, which will help transport wind and solar

energy to the Phoenix metro area and Southern California. She is joined by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and National

Climate Adviser Ali Zaidi. Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. The Ten West line will link electrical substations

in Tonopah and Blythe, Calif. The line will go along the same route as the Devers-Palo Verde 500 kV transmission line, which runs from Tonopah's Harquahala Substation to the

Devers Substation in North Palm Springs, California. It traverses public land managed by the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation as well

as the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground. BLM gave the project the go-ahead in November 2019 and construction was approved in July. The Ten West Link is

projected to be up and running by the end of next year. The Ten West Line will be able to send 3,200 megawatts of solar energy and will be able to be linked to

any future clean energy initiatives in the area. The Biden administration also touts as its accomplishments the 2022 Inflation Reduction

Act, along with components of the CHIPs and Science Act, the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, along with executive actions, form the core of Biden's climate change policy.