The study is intended to identify pressing transmission needs without offering specific solutions or taking into account federal and some state regulations.
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.
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.
The industry must improve planning to account for changing resources and new load patterns, said experts at Infocast’s Transmission & Interconnection Summit.
DOE wants to accelerate transmission projects under development by designating their proposed routes as National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.
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House Republicans are moving the first energy permitting bill through Congress, but it lacks any provisions around electric transmission.
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.
An ACORE panel on maintaining reliability on the path to decarbonization focused on scenario planning, energy efficiency — and magical thinking.
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 announced the launch of the Building a Better Grid Initiative, aimed at building out long-distance, high-voltage transmission lines.
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