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#CALIFORNIA WAS WARNED MONTHS AGO ITS GRID COULD BUCKLE IN THE HEAT. NOW IT’S HAPPENING

CALIFORNIA WAS WARNED MONTHS AGO ITS GRID COULD BUCKLE IN THE HEAT. NOW IT’S HAPPENING California’s grid operator is asking customers to limit electricity use during peak hours to help keep power flowing as a “heat dome” settles over the southwestern U.S. But they were warned of this months ago. The North American Electric Reliability … Continue reading #CALIFORNIA WAS WARNED MONTHS AGO ITS GRID COULD BUCKLE IN THE HEAT. NOW IT’S HAPPENING

Transource opponents say tariffs impact cost of power line

Transource opponents say tariffs impact cost of power line Opponents to the proposed high-voltage transmission lines in Franklin and York counties are questioning the value of the Transource project. They say the projected savings from the Independence Energy Connection have fallen by more than half, even before figuring in the economic damage from recent tariffs … Continue reading Transource opponents say tariffs impact cost of power line

#National_Grid requesting 19-percent rate increase in R.I.

National Grid requesting 19-percent rate increase in R.I. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island electric rates are set to continue a roller-coaster ride that sees them dip down in the warm-weather months and surge higher when temperatures drop under a proposal National Grid filed Thursday with state regulators that calls for a 19-percent increase in the … Continue reading #National_Grid requesting 19-percent rate increase in R.I.

#Delaware, #Maryland granted transmission line cost rehearing

Delaware, Maryland granted transmission line cost rehearing DOVER — The Federal Regulatory Commission on Thursday granted a rehearing sought by Delaware and Maryland officials over planned cost allocations for a $278 million regional electric transmission line project. The two states sought the rehearing after FERC in 2016 denied their complaint alleging that the cost-sharing formula … Continue reading #Delaware, #Maryland granted transmission line cost rehearing

#PUC hearing raises questions about power line project in York, Franklin counties

PUC hearing raises questions about power line project in York, Franklin counties Regulators in Harrisburg this week raised questions about the need for a proposed new power line project in York and Franklin counties. During a second prehearing conference before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Monday, July 9, a PPL Electric representative said the … Continue reading #PUC hearing raises questions about power line project in York, Franklin counties

Exploding transmission costs are the missing story in California’s regionalization debate

Exploding transmission costs are the missing story in California’s regionalization debate California needs a serious conversation about the exploding costs of transmission. In the current debate about whether to implement a western regional transmission operator (RTO) through the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) expansion, the missing discussion is how much it will cost to build … Continue reading Exploding transmission costs are the missing story in California’s regionalization debate

California ISO’s long road ahead to turn storage into a transmission asset

California ISO’s long road ahead to turn storage into a transmission asset Stakeholders generally welcomed CAISO’s storage proposal, but developers and investor-owned utilities support opposing cost-recovery options. ransmission deferral is one of the more cost-effective uses for energy storage on the grid, but it often lacks a clear path for implementation. The California Independent System … Continue reading California ISO’s long road ahead to turn storage into a transmission asset

SPP to offer reliability coordination in Western Interconnection power grid

SPP to offer reliability coordination in Western Interconnection power grid The Southwest Power Pool, an electric reliability council operating in the central Southern US roughly from North Dakota to the Texas Panhandle, will begin offering reliability coordination services in the Western Interconnection. The Western Interconnection is a wide area power grid that runs from western … Continue reading SPP to offer reliability coordination in Western Interconnection power grid

FEDERAL AGENCY SAYS #NJ MUST BEAR FULL COST OF $1.2B TRANSMISSION LINE

FEDERAL AGENCY SAYS NJ MUST BEAR FULL COST OF $1.2B TRANSMISSION LINE BPU argues reliability upgrade mandated by regional grid operator benefits New Jersey and New York, but FERC says Garden State must foot the bill transmission The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a bid by New Jersey officials to overturn a decision in … Continue reading FEDERAL AGENCY SAYS #NJ MUST BEAR FULL COST OF $1.2B TRANSMISSION LINE