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What a $2B Texas project says about U.S. quest for CO2-free grid

What a $2B Texas project says about U.S. quest for CO2-free grid After a dozen years, multiple energy crises, regulatory delays and political turnover, construction of a novel 400-mile power line connecting Texas to the Southeast is finally within sight. The progress is welcome news for clean energy advocates who believe Southern Cross Transmission and … Continue reading What a $2B Texas project says about U.S. quest for CO2-free grid

Infrastructure bill represents significant opportunity to support public power

Infrastructure bill represents significant opportunity to support public power As Congress and the Biden administration close in on a deal to pass a significant investment in our nation’s infrastructure, the not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities that power close to 2,000 towns and cities nationwide have a major stake in the contours of the final legislation. Public … Continue reading Infrastructure bill represents significant opportunity to support public power

#NextEra Energy Transmission awarded #Kansas to #Missouri transmission line project

NextEra Energy Transmission awarded Kansas to Missouri transmission line project The SPP Board of Directors approved a recommendation by an industry expert panel (IEP) to award the project to NextEra Energy Transmission, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy. The Wolf Creek-Blackberry project is a 94-mile, 345-kilovolt transmission line that runs from the Wolf Creek substation in … Continue reading #NextEra Energy Transmission awarded #Kansas to #Missouri transmission line project

FERC Denies Cross-Sound Cable Company’s Application for Incentive Rate Treatment to Comply with IROL-CIP Costs

FERC Denies Cross-Sound Cable Company’s Application for Incentive Rate Treatment to Comply with IROL-CIP Costs On August 31, 2021, FERC denied Cross-Sound Cable Company, LLC’s (“Cross-Sound Cable”) application for incentive rate treatment to create a regulatory asset to recover costs incurred between 2016 and 2021 to comply with Interconnection Reliability Operating Limits (“IROL”) Critical Infrastructure … Continue reading FERC Denies Cross-Sound Cable Company’s Application for Incentive Rate Treatment to Comply with IROL-CIP Costs

Anbaric Submits Proposals to Deliver Offshore Wind and Create Ocean Transmission Network to Accelerate Job Growth and Unleash Infrastructure Investment

Anbaric Submits Proposals to Deliver Offshore Wind and Create Ocean Transmission Network to Accelerate Job Growth and Unleash Infrastructure Investment Bids Are Submitted in Response to Governor Murphy’s First-in-the-Nation Solicitation for Offshore Wind Transmission, Another Step Toward Achieving New Jersey’s Clean Energy Goals Anbaric Development Partners, a leading developer of electric transmission projects and the … Continue reading Anbaric Submits Proposals to Deliver Offshore Wind and Create Ocean Transmission Network to Accelerate Job Growth and Unleash Infrastructure Investment

FERC eyes transmission reform to ease US connection process

FERC eyes transmission reform to ease US connection process The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is eyeing potential reforms to transmission and interconnection rules for energy projects, a move which could help ease the connection process for solar and storage developments. FERC issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) which seeks comment on … Continue reading FERC eyes transmission reform to ease US connection process

Major utilities’ spending on the electric distribution system continues to increase

Major utilities’ spending on the electric distribution system continues to increase Annual spending on electricity distribution systems by major U.S. utilities continues to increase. Utilities spent $57.4 billion on electric distribution in 2019, 6% more than the previous year and 64% more than they spent in 2000 after adjusting for inflation. More than half of … Continue reading Major utilities’ spending on the electric distribution system continues to increase

Central Pa. landowners relieved as #PUC rejects controversial powerline project: ‘We fought hard’

Central Pa. landowners relieved as PUC rejects controversial powerline project: ‘We fought hard’ Hundreds of landowners in York and Franklin counties received notice from the state on Monday telling them their land is no longer part of a utility dispute. Last Thursday, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission voted 4-0 to reject a controversial overhead powerline … Continue reading Central Pa. landowners relieved as #PUC rejects controversial powerline project: ‘We fought hard’

Improving Transmission Planning in SPP, MISO, and PJM

Improving Transmission Planning in SPP, MISO, and PJM A comprehensive review of regional and interregional transmission planning in the Great Plains, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic released last week shows how the current processes in and between regional transmission organizations (RTOs) are impeding the development of low-cost renewable power. The analysis from Concentric Energy Advisors, commissioned by … Continue reading Improving Transmission Planning in SPP, MISO, and PJM