April 21, 2024

Pattern Energy

West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative
Pathways Initiative Rejected for $800K in DOE Funding
The West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative applied for the money in January in response to a DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement, seeking two tranches of $400,000 each to be disbursed over two years to help support the effort build an independent Western RTO.
West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative
Western RTO Group Floats Independence Plan for EDAM, WEIM
Backers of an initiative to create an independent Western RTO that builds on CAISO’s markets have floated a plan to untangle the snag that’s hung up past efforts to “regionalize” the ISO: a lack of independent governance.
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Overheard at CERAWeek 2024
CERAWeek 2024 by S&P Global was supposed to explore “strategies for a multidimensional, multispeed and multifuel energy transition.” Instead, the buzz was all about data centers and artificial intelligence.
FERC Approves Tariff for SunZia Transmission
FERC approved an open access transmission tariff for the SunZia HVDC line in the Southwest, which will govern how the merchant project can sell any additional capacity it has going forward.
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Community Engagement Key to Moving Transmission Projects Ahead

Transmission developers discussed the obstacles to getting their projects permitted and built, but also focused on successes, with a strong focus on community and stakeholder engagement.

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DOE Loans Chief: Industry Ambition ‘Very Low’ to Meet Climate Challenges
The clean energy industry has incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act but lacks ambition, the head of the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office said.
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Regional AC Tx Line Approved in Parallel to SunZia
The BLM’s record of decision for Pattern Energy’s SunZia transmission line was also the final major approval needed for SouthWestern Power Group’s RioSol line.
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SunZia Project Wins Final Approval, Signs Offtakers
BLM approves SunZia project, which will send wind power from New Mexico to Arizona for customers there and in California.
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SunZia Transmission OK’d by Ariz. Regulators
Arizona regulators granted a key approval to the SunZia Transmission project, which would deliver wind energy from central New Mexico into Arizona.
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Effective Transmission Planning Requires Western RTO, Panelists Say
A Western RTO will be necessary to build the kind of grid needed to meet states' GHG goals, according to speakers on a panel hosted by ACEG.

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