In fewer miles than it takes to traverse the distance between San Diego and Chico, a proposed 525-mile electric transmission line is being floated to send 1,200 MW of wind generation from Wyoming to Los Angeles through the Southern California Public Power Authority. The project announced Sept. 23 is expected to cost $8 billion. It is in the concept stage for the authority\u2019s request for proposals. The proponents are: \u2022\tPathfinder Renewable Wind Energy: \u2022\tMagnum Energy, Dresser-Rand; and \u2022\tDuke-American Transmission. In a twist from earlier Wyoming-to-California projects, a key component of the \u201cZephyr\u201d project, this would store electricity in caverns in Utah through a $1.5-billion compressed air energy storage system.