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May 23, 2024

Transmission Operations

NYISO
NYISO Reports Adequate Capacity for Summer, but Heat Waves a Concern
NYISO sad it expects enough capacity to serve peak load this summer under normal conditions, but hotter-than-expected weather could lead it to resort to emergency procedures.
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PJM Members Committee Briefs: May 6, 2024
The Members Committee voted to re-elect three members of the PJM Board of Managers, even though several advocates voted against the re-elections to express their frustration.
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SPP Board of Directors/MC Briefs: May 7, 2024
SPP CEO Barbara Sugg warned the RTO’s board and stakeholders that the grid operator faces new and stronger headwinds, even as it met its corporate goals’ first-quarter milestones.
DOE/NREL
DOE: AI Critical to US Clean Energy, Grid Modernization Goals
Streamlining and accelerating permitting is just one of the potential uses DOE envisions for AI to accelerate the U.S. power system’s transition to 100% clean energy and the modern, efficient, secure grid needed to reach that goal by 2035.
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Policymakers Chart FERC’s History of Opening the Grid for Competition
FERC has worked to restructure the power industry for nearly three decades, and is poised to take another major step forward on that front with the transmission rule next month, panelists said on a Americans for a Clean Energy Grid webinar.
DOE
DOE Report Highlights Benefits of Advanced Grid Technologies
Advanced grid technologies can help expand the grid quickly and relatively cheaply, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Versant Power
DOE’s Final Transformer Efficiency Rules Seek to Ensure Stable Supply Chain
The U.S. Department of Energy finalized energy efficiency standards for distribution transformers to increase grid efficiency and save $824 million annually. 
DOE
DOE Study Adds to Case for Interregional Offshore Grid
Offshore wind is projected to be a key part of East Coast states’ decarbonization and DOE called its two-year study the most thorough analysis to date.
Arizona Public Service
FERC Upholds, Clarifies Generator Interconnection Rule
FERC rejected challenges to its new generator interconnection rules under Order 2023, while making minor modifications and extending the compliance date.  
World Resources Institute
WRI Webinar Examines How to Expand Grid-enhancing Technologies
With a major grid expansion on planning boards around the country, grid-enhancing technologies will be key to getting the most out of current and future systems, experts said.

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