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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

New report finds SPP, MISO and PJM transmissions need overhauled to accept more renewable energies

New report finds SPP, MISO and PJM transmissions need overhauled to accept more renewable energies Plains, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic 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 the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) as … Continue reading New report finds SPP, MISO and PJM transmissions need overhauled to accept more renewable energies

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