Archive for transmission

New York Gov. Cuomo Plans Transmission Rebuild With Renewables In Mind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2017

In an effort to strengthen the reliability of New York’s electric power grid and enable more upstate renewables to connect to the statewide power system, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced plans to rebuild 78 miles of power transmission [Read More]

Forest Service Issues Record Of Decision On TransWest Express

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2017

After almost seven years of interagency and stakeholder collaboration and environmental analysis, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has released its final records of decision for the multi-state TransWest Express (TWE). The ROD, authored in a letter by Chad E. Hudson, [Read More]

Pattern Petitions Mississippi Regulators For Southern Cross Transmission

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 26, 2017

Pattern Development has filed a siting certificate with the Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) for the Southern Cross Transmission project, which would bring Texas wind to the Southeast U.S. The project is an approximately 500 kV, high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission [Read More]

Xcel’s Interstate Power Line To Act As ‘Indirect Link’ To Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

Construction crews have started work in southeast New Mexico on the first of several high-voltage transmission line segments that will come together as a single, 240-mile “Power for the Plains” corridor linking Texas with New Mexico, Xcel Energy has announced. [Read More]

FirstEnergy Upgrading W. Va. Transformer To Accommodate More Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

Akron, Ohio-headquartered FirstEnergy Corp. expects to invest about $166 million this year on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects to help enhance service reliability for its customers in Mon Power’s 34-county West Virginia service area. Among the plans is replacing a [Read More]

Wind, Solar & Other Groups To Congress: Expand U.S. Electrical Infrastructure

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers is calling on Congress to streamline the expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure, as well as include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation. [Read More]

Arkansas Lawmakers Put Up Fight Against Clean Line’s Plains & Eastern Project

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

Republican legislators in Arkansas are urging Rick Perry, the newly elected secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to “preserve states’ rights” and review Clean Line Energy Partners’ proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line project, a 700-mile transmission line that [Read More]

Anbaric, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Create Clean Energy Partnership

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

Wakefield, Mass.-based Anbaric, a developer of clean energy transmission and microgrid projects, and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have created a new company called Anbaric Development Partners, which will develop clean energy infrastructure projects in North America by accelerating the revitalization [Read More]

Transmission Developer Moves Forward On Wind-Unlocking N.M. Projects

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 27, 2017

Lucky Corridor LLC, a developer of transmission projects in New Mexico, is moving forward with two transmission lines, the 345 kV Lucky Corridor Line and the 115 kV Mora Line. In December, the anchor customers of these projects completed construction, [Read More]

Report: Rapid Shift To Renewables Driving Rapid Spending On Transmission

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 26, 2017

Global annual spending on transmission system infrastructure for large-scale renewable energy integration could grow from $36.7 billion in 2016 to as much as $46.7 billion in 2025, according to a new report from Navigant Research. In the face of growing [Read More]