The White House issued a press release applauding the United States Department of Energy’s involvement in Minnesota Power’s Great Northern Transmission Line project as an example of President Obama’s renewed effort to accelerate and modernize the federal infrastructure permitting process....More
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
Chances are, you are already well aware of the onslaught of coal plant shutdowns due to environmental concerns, regulations and the capital cost of upgrading aging assets. With systems primarily built around coal plants, especially in the East, how does a power plant maintain grid stability in light of these shutdowns? Learn how FACTS devices, such as static VAR compensators, provide overall grid stability and voltage control, saving utilities time and money.
For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: The age of the new energy miner: unearthing new options for grid reliability in the era of coal retirement.