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U.S. Transmission System Needs Overhaul to Meet Renewable Goals

U.S. Transmission System Needs Overhaul to Meet Renewable Goals The current processes in and between regional transmission organizations (RTOs) are impeding the development of low-cost renewable power, according to a review recently released of regional and interregional transmission planning in the Great Plains, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. The analysis from Concentric Energy Advisors, commissioned by the … Continue reading U.S. Transmission System Needs Overhaul to Meet Renewable Goals

Renewable energy growth is being slowed by current transmission planning, ACORE study says

Renewable energy growth is being slowed by current transmission planning, ACORE study says The report warns that because of long lead times, the window “may be closing” on transmission upgrades needed to support a range of renewable energy goals. A study of transmission planning in the Great Plains, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic states says that current … Continue reading Renewable energy growth is being slowed by current transmission planning, ACORE study says

#California eyes #Nevada_power

California eyes Nevada power Gridliance, an independent electric transmission company with assets in southwestern Nevada, is working to interconnect with California’s grid to deliver power generated by renewables in the Silver State. Gridliance has proposed to develop its Silverado Renewables Connection plan to the California Public Utilities Commission, as the Golden State works to source … Continue reading #California eyes #Nevada_power

Midwest transmission morass: A 100% clean power warning?

Midwest transmission morass: A 100% clean power warning? A first-of-its-kind transmission line proposed to help move Midwest wind energy east to the nation’s largest electricity market was designed to avoid pitfalls that dog similar projects. Instead of building a network of steel lattice towers and overhead wires, developers behind the 350-mile Soo Green HVDC Link … Continue reading Midwest transmission morass: A 100% clean power warning?

Importance of feeder separation schemes in power distribution

Importance of feeder separation schemes in power distribution Adoption of feeder separation paves the way to ensure optimal load management, quality power, reliable power and reduction in downtime… New Delhi: In the recently announced Budget for 2021, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced a fund for power distribution sector of ₹3,05,984 crores for 5 years. … Continue reading Importance of feeder separation schemes in power distribution

New Jersey regulators partner with PJM in offshore wind transmission planning

New Jersey regulators partner with PJM in offshore wind transmission planning The SAA is a pathway for states to contract for the transmission facilities they will seek in the future for specific energy targets. Transmission developers will be able to submit proposals to PJM to address the need for infrastructure to add 7.5 GW of … Continue reading New Jersey regulators partner with PJM in offshore wind transmission planning

Grid-scale battery projects joining transmission operator-run markets in California

Grid-scale battery projects joining transmission operator-run markets in California Two grid-scale battery energy storage projects, one just completed in Texas and one just announced in California, give an indication of the growing market opportunities in the US’ regional grid operators’ service areas. Rabbit Hill, a 10MW battery energy storage system (BESS), went online in Texas … Continue reading Grid-scale battery projects joining transmission operator-run markets in California

World’s largest transmission-connected battery storage network

World’s largest transmission-connected battery storage network A subsidiary of EDF Renewables has partnered with Wartsila to accelerate the UK’s transition to a battery energy storage enabled clean energy future. Pivot Power, a new arm of EDF, has ordered a 100MW energy storage system that will be installed at two clean energy projects in Oxford and … Continue reading World’s largest transmission-connected battery storage network

FERC rejects SPP ‘s request to eliminate transmission revenue credits

FERC rejects SPP’s request to eliminate transmission revenue credits Houston — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected a Southwest Power Pool request for revisions to its Open Access Transmission Tariff that would eliminate transmission revenue credits, a move than came out of the grid operator’s Holistic Integrated Tariff Team. More than a year’s worth of … Continue reading FERC rejects SPP ‘s request to eliminate transmission revenue credits

Transmission Project Approvals Help Unlock NY’s Clean Future

Transmission Project Approvals Help Unlock NY’s Clean Future Two new projects recently approved by New York’s electric-grid operator will provide a historic boost the state, putting the most new electricity transmission in 30 years on track for construction and helping it achieve landmark clean energy goals. On April 8, 2019, the New York Independent System … Continue reading Transmission Project Approvals Help Unlock NY’s Clean Future