July 20, 2024


Bill Gates’ TerraPower Breaks Ground on Advanced Nuclear Plant
TerraPower broke ground on its Natrium reactor demonstration project in Wyoming, making it the first advanced reactor to enter construction.
Tri-State CEO Gives Update on Energy Transition
Tri-State CEO Duane Highley spoke with ACP CEO Jason Grumet about how cooperatives are managing the transition from coal to renewables and balancing clean energy goals with reliability.
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FERC Upholds Tri-State Exit Fee Calculation Method
FERC upheld the contract termination payment rules for Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association it approved last year, though it modified some of its original order in response to requests for clarification.
Tri-State G&T
FERC Directs Additional Compliance for Tri-State on Exit Fees
FERC ordered Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association to rework two filings involving departing members in orders issued March 29. 
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FERC Picks ‘Balance Sheet Approach’ Exit Fee for Tri-State Members
FERC issued an order ending a couple years of litigation over what Tri-State can charge its exiting members, picking a "Balance Sheet Approach" initially proposed by departing member United Power and then modified by commission staff.
Bureau of Land Management
BLM to Consider Changes to Western Transmission Corridors
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on potential changes to about 673 miles of seven designated transmission corridors.
TransWest Express
TransWest Express Transmission Line Breaks Ground
Developers held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the TransWest Express line, intended to carry 3 GW of wind power from Wyoming to California.
WAPA Approves Interconnection of Wind Farm in Wyoming
The Western Area Power Administration approved interconnection of the proposed 504-MW Rail Tie Wind Project in Wyoming, allowing the start of its construction.
Mountain States Partner to Secure Hydrogen Hub
Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico team up to compete for a share of federal funds to be awarded for the development of regional clean hydrogen hubs.
Dominion Commits to Net-zero Supply Chain Emissions by 2050
By 2030, Dominion's generation in South Carolina will be coal-free, while it will “have only two remaining facilities in Virginia,” CEO Robert Blue said.

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