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With FERC tariff filing, Southwest Power Pool moves closer to Western imbalance market launch

With FERC tariff filing, Southwest Power Pool moves closer to Western imbalance market launch It isn’t clear exactly how much money SPP’s imbalance market will save participating utilities, but officials say there will be savings generated from aligning generation and load more efficiently. “Having a single market administrator will help balancing authorities with dispatch optimization,” … Continue reading With FERC tariff filing, Southwest Power Pool moves closer to Western imbalance market launch

Grid operators cancel travel, shift to remote meetings, as industry preps for broad #coronavirus absenteeism

Grid operators cancel travel, shift to remote meetings, as industry preps for broad coronavirus absenteeism Independent System Operators (ISO) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) responsible for operating the nation’s electric grid are working to limit the spread of the coronavirus, as EEI signaled companies need to prepare to continue delivering electricity with a smaller workforce. … Continue reading Grid operators cancel travel, shift to remote meetings, as industry preps for broad #coronavirus absenteeism

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

#Louisiana ‘s nuclear power plants cleared for operation into 2040s

Louisiana’s nuclear power plants cleared for operation into 2040s Both of Louisiana’s nuclear power plants have been federally relicensed to operate into the 2040s, Entergy announced Monday. The company operates the River Bend facility in St. Francisville and Waterford 3 in Killona. Each was originally licensed in 1985. Entergy also owns the Grand Gulf plant … Continue reading #Louisiana ‘s nuclear power plants cleared for operation into 2040s

#Colorado adopts rule to include storage in utility planning

Colorado adopts rule to include storage in utility planning The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has taken a major step toward advancing the state’s use of battery storage, adopting an order on Wednesday to help integrate procurement mechanisms into utilities’ long-term planning processes. The new rules require consideration of energy storage in utility planning processes, … Continue reading #Colorado adopts rule to include storage in utility planning

Mid-Kansas Electric Co. celebrates Harper-to-Milan transmission project

Mid-Kansas Electric Co. celebrates Harper-to-Milan transmission project 138 kV transmission project located in Kingman, Harper and Sumner counties Mid-Kansas Electric Co. Inc. (Mid-Kansas) celebrated the energization of its high voltage transmission project with a luncheon and remarks at the Westview Lodge Conference Center in Harper on Thursday. Company officials, member-owners met to applaud the efforts … Continue reading Mid-Kansas Electric Co. celebrates Harper-to-Milan transmission project