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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utility regulators urge PJM to move away from ‘reactive’ planning for grid reliability

November 30, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

OPSI’s letter to PJM comes as the grid operator’s board is expected to vote at a Dec. 11 meeting on a roughly $5 billion package of transmission projects that are needed in response to data center load growth and power […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Invenergy in talks with utilities, other companies for capacity on Grain Belt transmission line

November 22, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

With state approvals in hand, Invenergy is in talks with potential utility and corporate offtakers for capacity on its $7 billion, 5-GW Grain Belt Express transmission line set to run from Kansas to Illinois, according to Shashank Sane, executive vice […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

FERC must review local transmission planned by AEP, Duke, other Ohio utilities: complaint

September 29, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

The complaint comes amid long-running concerns that utilities in regional transmission organizations like PJM are focusing their transmission investments on so-called supplemental projects that receive less scrutiny and are eligible for formula rates, which are approved by FERC outside a […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

State bills spur debate over who should build transmission: incumbent utilities or independent companies

February 23, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Lawmakers in at least five states are considering bills to give incumbent utilities a right-of-first-refusal to build transmission lines that grid operators put out to bid, excluding independent transmission companies from the business. The legislation comes ahead of an expected […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Upgrades to Line Sensors Support Reliability of the Power Grid

August 1, 2022

Via: PowerMag

New technologies to monitor power lines are emerging worldwide, part of continuing efforts to harden the power grid and increase reliability and resiliency. Utilities and other operators of electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) systems have made T&D upgrades a priority […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

MISO proposes giving incumbent utilities certain transmission projects in pending $10.4B buildout

May 26, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

MISO’s proposal centers on its LRTP Tranche 1, a set of transmission lines that could support about 53 GW of wind, solar, hybrid and stand-alone battery projects, that is slated to be voted on by the grid operator’s board on […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Exelon earnings fall after generation spin-off, but clean energy plans promise increased growth

May 11, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Slimming down its operations to improve the bottom line by focusing on transmission and distribution and separating out its generation assets had a small impact on Exelon’s net income in the first quarter of 2022. The change lowered first-quarter earnings […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How to Get Up to 40% More Capacity from Existing Power Grid Transmission Lines

November 4, 2021

Via: PowerMag

Experts claim power grid infrastructure needs to be upgraded to accommodate the vast amount of renewable energy expected to be added to the system in coming decades. That could require billions of dollars in investments, millions of hours of planning […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California Will Add Gas-Fired Units to Increase Power Supply

August 20, 2021

Via: PowerMag

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved licenses for gas-fired power units to help the state cope with continued electricity shortages. The move comes after Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier declared a state of emergency for California’s power grid. The state’s […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The Future Electric Grid: How HVDC Could Transform the U.S. Power System

August 2, 2021

Via: PowerMag

It’s no secret that the mix of power generation resources is changing in the U.S. and has been for more than a decade. Coal-fired generation peaked in the U.S. in 2007, when coal generators produced more than 2,000 TWh of […]


Social Security, Social Services

US cybersecurity agency urges utilities to increase protections, warns of potential attacks from China

October 5, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

According to CISA, China “has a history of using national military and economic resources to leverage offensive cyber tactics in pursuing its national interests.” The agency warned that attacks could target industries considered critical to U.S. national and economic interests, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

North American Power Markets Will Look Different in the 2020s

March 25, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The next decade is expected to be another one defined by inexpensive power supply in North American power markets. Competition among renewable power developers will be fierce, and cheap capital will be plentiful. In this context, renewable energy developers, project […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Duke, AEP, Dominion among utilities to halt service shutoffs in coronavirus response

March 16, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

President Donald Trump on Friday declared the spread of COVID-19 a national emergency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended an eight week halt to events of more than 50 people. Governors in some states have closed […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Why Traditional Wind Markets Are Flipping to Solar, and Vice Versa

February 13, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

When looking at U.S. renewable energy markets, Texas and California are the leaders in wind and solar, respectively. There are more than 27 gigawatts of wind in Texas, according to the American Wind Energy Association, and 25 gigawatts of solar […]


Basic Services, Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities focus on plausibility, prevention in preparing for worst-case scenarios

October 31, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Aspike in natural disasters this year has left millions without power in the United States for varying lengths of time. And given concerns over climate change and the possibility the trend will continue, customers may be asking if their utility […]