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FERC, NERC Outline Proposed New Reliability Standards Following the February Winter Storm

FERC, NERC Outline Proposed New Reliability Standards Following the February Winter Storm Last Thursday, the FERC/NERC joint inquiry presented their preliminary report and recommendations at FERC’s monthly open meeting. The report identified two main causes of the widespread outages: freezing or icing of electric generation components, and natural gas fuel supply issues—in particular, the effects … Continue reading FERC, NERC Outline Proposed New Reliability Standards Following the February Winter Storm

Southwest Power Pool report chronicles lessons learned from 2021 cold snap Rhett Morgan Aug 17, 2021 Updated Aug 18, 2021 0

Southwest Power Pool report chronicles lessons learned from 2021 cold snap Rhett Morgan Aug 17, 2021 Updated Aug 18, 2021 0 Many factors linked to the impacts of the state’s February’s deep freeze to the regional power grid were beyond the electricity manager’s control. That is according to more than a 100-page report presented Tuesday … Continue reading Southwest Power Pool report chronicles lessons learned from 2021 cold snap Rhett Morgan Aug 17, 2021 Updated Aug 18, 2021 0

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

Southwest Power Pool briefs Oklahoma regulators on its February storm response

Southwest Power Pool briefs Oklahoma regulators on its February storm response Last year’s winter-season load demands from utilities, cooperatives and authorities making up electricity users on the Southwest Power Pool factored into determining which consumers in Oklahoma had to go without power for an hour to two on Feb. 15 or Feb. 16. That and … Continue reading Southwest Power Pool briefs Oklahoma regulators on its February storm response

#Turbines are in operation at the #Oklahoma wind – solar – storage hybrid facility at the #Skeleton_Creek

Turbines are in operation at the Oklahoma wind-solar-storage hybrid facility at the Skeleton Creek In December, NextEra Energy Resources announced the efficient completion and operation of the wind turbines situated at the Skeleton Creek, a hybrid renewable energy facility that the firm is constructing in Oklahoma, United States. The venture will integrate the built 250 … Continue reading #Turbines are in operation at the #Oklahoma wind – solar – storage hybrid facility at the #Skeleton_Creek

#Oklahoma is making trials for its renewable energy potential

Oklahoma is making trials for its renewable energy potential The Rush Springs Energy Storage Facility in Oklahoma is conducting trials for NextEra Energy’s renewable energy. The facility is hosting nine structures that will be pairing with the grid for more tests. The structures contain numerous batteries capable of running a laptop. Those batteries give NextEra’s … Continue reading #Oklahoma is making trials for its renewable energy potential

#CNPPID formally agrees to merger study with #DPPD

CNPPID formally agrees to merger study with DPPD (HOLDREGE, Neb.) – The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s board of directors approved a motion at Monday’s monthly meeting to enter into a joint study with the Dawson County Public Power District to evaluate the potential benefits consolidating the two entities. The study will be … Continue reading #CNPPID formally agrees to merger study with #DPPD

#Orsted Completes #Plum_Creek Wind Project on Schedule

Orsted Completes Plum Creek Wind Project on Schedule Ørsted has completed a 230 MW wind farm in Nebraska’s Wayne County. Plum Creek consists of 82 wind turbines and represents Ørsted’s first operational project in Nebraska, further adding to the regional diversity of the portfolio. Even amidst global challenges, the project was completed on schedule and … Continue reading #Orsted Completes #Plum_Creek Wind Project on Schedule