Electric Transmission

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March 25, 2013

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued its first orders on the merits of filings submitted to comply with the requirements of Order No. 1000, the Commission’s landmark July 2011 rule on electric transmission planning and cost allocation.

Article
March 12, 2013

Massive shifts in the fuels used to generate electricity are requiring major investments for electric transmission grid improvements, a recent study by PJM Interconnection reveals.

Article
September 18, 2012

NSTAR Electric will soon begin constructing a new 345,000 volt transmission line that will bolster the reliability of the entire electric grid serving Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod.

Article
July 24, 2012

Central Networks, a UK energy company, uses wind velocity and direction to determine dynamic line ratings.

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July 9, 2012

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo last week announced that the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees had approved $30 million to advance market development and commercialization of new energy efficient technologies, helping support the growth of New York State's clean energy economy while also reducing costs and improving efficiency at public facilities statewide.

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July 2, 2012

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a final rule that promotes more efficient operation of the transmission system amid increasing integration of variable energy resources and benefits electric consumers by ensuring that services are provided at just and reasonable rates.

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March 12, 2012

Last week’s Insight (see Geomagnetic Storms Could Blow Away the Power Grid: Fixes are Possible When And If We Get Concerned Enough) discussed the potential of impacts of geomagnetic induced currents (GIC) on the power grid. I expressed the opinion that the utility industry usually takes major preventive action only after a disaster strikes, and that we weren’t doing enough to protect the North American grid.

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Article
March 5, 2012

Are solar flares and geomagnetic storms just more ‘the sky is falling’ scares? Or do we need to take action, and soon?

Article
December 9, 2011

Pioneer Transmission, a joint venture formed by American Electric Power and Duke Energy in 2008, will begin engineering, permitting and siting activities in 2012 on a 66-mile, 765-kilovolt electric transmission line in Indiana between the existing Greentown substation (approximately 15 miles east of Kokomo) and a new substation called New Reynolds (about 20 miles north of Lafayette).