Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline LLC (PATH) – a joint venture of American Electric Power and Allegheny Energy Inc. – has reported that reliability studies by PJM Interconnection have identified June 2013 as the revised in-service deadline for the PATH transmission line project. This is a one-year change to the previously identified in-service deadline of June 2012.
PJM, the organization responsible for the transmission grid covering 13 states and the District of Columbia, directed the construction of PATH to ensure the reliability of the region's transmission grid. The change in the required in-service deadline is the result of an ongoing, dynamic process by PJM that considers the projected growth in electricity demand, the planned construction and retirement of power plants, the effect of demand-response initiatives and other factors.
The project team expects to file applications with state regulatory commissions in the first quarter of 2009.
SOURCE: Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline LLC