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July 21, 2024

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Utilities Seek Rehearing in FERC Interconnection Funding Proceedings
A group of utilities have filed for rehearing of a show cause order FERC issued in June that could change the practice of who pays for interconnection lines at four ISO/RTOs.
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Xcel Wins FERC Waiver of MISO Interconnection Rules on Coal-to-Solar Plan
FERC authorized an exception to MISO’s interconnection rights transfer process, allowing two Xcel Energy subsidiaries to cooperate on a replacement of a coal-fired plant with a solar farm.
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WCPSC Panelists: Forecasting Changes Needed to Address Uncertainty
“Uncertainty” was a recurring theme at the annual meeting of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners.
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FERC to SPP: Show More Work on PRM Determination
FERC found SPP’s tariff revisions laying out how it determines its planning reserve margin methodology only partly met the commission’s order on rehearing and directed an additional compliance filing.
Idaho National Laboratory
Stakeholder Soapbox: It’s Time for New Wires on America’s Grid
Eric Gimon of Energy Innovation urges federal and state regulators not to overlook advanced reconductoring as a less expensive way to increase transmission capacity.
FEMA
Ariz. Looks to Public Safety Power Shutoffs to Prevent Wildfires
Arizona Public Service is prepared to implement public safety power shutoffs, and another utility in the state is laying the groundwork to use the wildfire prevention technique.
Texas A&M Forest Service
Wildfire Litigation Poses Threat to Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy says it expects to incur a financial loss from Texas wildfires that could have a “material adverse effect” on the company’s bottom line.

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