Tag: transmission lines

Infrastructure, Public Works

NextGen Highways launches effort to build transmission lines along public right of way in Minnesota

February 20, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The U.S. Department of Energy’s latest National Transmission Needs study, released in October, says the United States needs about 47,000 GW-miles of new high-voltage transmission capacity by 2035 under a moderate load-growth, high clean-energy scenario. That represents a 57% increase […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Indiana utilities gain ‘right of first refusal’ to build transmission lines amid MISO buildout

May 2, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Indiana’s incumbent utilities will have a right of first refusal to build transmission lines approved by a regional transmission organization under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Eric Holcomb, R. The bill effectively freezes out competitive transmission companies such as […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Entergy: Hurricane Ida Took Out Eight Critical High-Voltage Transmission Lines

September 2, 2021

Via: PowerMag

Moving quickly after devastating winds from Hurricane Ida on Aug. 29 took out eight critical high-voltage lines and blacked out New Orleans, Jefferson, and two other Louisiana parishes, Entergy hashed out two options. One—the “preferred solution”—was to restore some of […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

GridLiance completes transmission acquisition from Nevada utility

September 22, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

A sale price on VEA’s transmission system was not revealed, but officials at the association say members netted far in excess of what it cost to build. In a statement, VEA Chief Executive Officer Thomas Husted said the cooperative took […]