The Center for Rural Affairs has produced a series of fact sheets and an online database for sharing information about electricity transmission line projects in the Midwest and upper Great Plains....More
Potomac Edison is rebuilding a major 500-kV transmission line in Frederick County, Maryland, to enhance service reliability for existing customers and accommodate future electrical load growth in Maryland and West Virginia....More
A new report by the Edison Electric Institute shows that investor-owned electric utility companies are continuing to make significant investments to build needed and beneficial transmission infrastructure....More
Public Service Enterprise Group will spend approximately $12 billion in capital investments during the next five years, primarily driven by increased investments in transmission to maintain reliability....More
Florida Power & Light Co. is investing in major upgrades to nearly 100 main power lines and other infrastructure during 2014 to further strengthen its electric grid against severe weather, help communities recover more quickly following major storms and improve everyday reliability for its customers....More
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the New York Independent System Operator, the nonprofit operator of the state’s transmission grid, are looking to implement a new capacity zone in May....More
A report recently released by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas identifies several transmission improvements planned for the next five years to address growing needs on the electric grid that serves most of Texas....More
The PJM Interconnection Board has approved $4.6 billion in additions and upgrades to the high-voltage electric transmission grid that serves 61 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia....More
The news is full of stories about the latest cyber attacks and data breaches. While there hasn't been any news about a major hack of a power plant or substation yet, that doesn't mean bad agents aren't trying. Watch this short video for an overview of the standards now in place, the level of protection they provide and what you can — and should — be doing to implement those standards.
This video helps you understand the state of cyber security but physical security is also a major concern. Watch the webinar After Metcalf: Physical substation security for details of the attack on that substation and the security methods being deployed to protect physical assets from future attacks.