December 10, 2023

Rob Gramlich

Will DOE’s Transmission Needs Study Spur New Regional, Interregional Lines?
The study is intended to identify pressing transmission needs without offering specific solutions or taking into account federal and some state regulations.
DOE to Sign up as Off-taker for 3 Transmission Projects
The Department of Energy will put $1.3 billion into becoming the anchor off-taker for three interstate transmission projects totaling 3.5 GW of new transmission capacity.
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Transmission Spending Should be ‘Like Going to Costco’
Developing transmission in the West should involve a long-term, comprehensive plan instead of a localized piecemeal approach, speakers agreed at a Western States Transmission Initiative webinar.
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Future of Grid Planning Debated at Infocast Transmission Summit
The industry must improve planning to account for changing resources and new load patterns, said experts at Infocast’s Transmission & Interconnection Summit.
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DOE Rolls out New Process for Designating Key Transmission Corridors
DOE wants to accelerate transmission projects under development by designating their proposed routes as National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.
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Republicans Opening Offer on Permitting is Missing Electric Tx
House Republicans are moving the first energy permitting bill through Congress, but it lacks any provisions around electric transmission.
Transmission Project Would Span Across Interconnection Divide
ALLETE and Grid United are teaming up to build a first-of-its-kind line that would span across interconnections and through three electric regions.
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Scenario Planning, Magical Thinking and Energy Efficiency
An ACORE panel on maintaining reliability on the path to decarbonization focused on scenario planning, energy efficiency — and magical thinking.
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ANALYSIS: FERC Giving up on Transmission Competition?
FERC’s transmission planning NOPR has won wide praise, but the consensus proposal also represented a retreat on efforts to open development to competition.
DOE to Tackle Tx Siting, Financing, Permitting in Better Grid Initiative
DOE announced the launch of the Building a Better Grid Initiative, aimed at building out long-distance, high-voltage transmission lines.

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