ENERGY.GOV: ENERGY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES UP TO $15 MILLION TO HELP IMPROVE THE SE…
In an effort to strengthen and protect the nation’s electric grid from cyber and physical attacks, the Energy Department will provide up to $15 million, subject to congressional appropriations, to further enhance the culture of security.
RTO INSIDER: FIVE YEARS LATER, FERC TAKES ANOTHER LOOK AT ORDER 1000
It’s too early to tell what early July’s technical conference by FERC on Order 1000 will produce, but there is hope it will improve overall transparency in transmission planners’ decision-making processes.
VOX: THE WESTERN U.S. GRID IS FRAGMENTED. STITCHING IT TOGETHER IS A NO-BRAINER.
To integrate more renewable energy, clean energy needs to be shared across large areas. The balkanized planning system in the West impedes that.
TRANSMISSION HUB: ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION INVESTMENT REMAINS STRONG, OVERALL; FEWE…
While most new project announcements involve smaller projects that focus on reliability and interconnecting renewable resources, the average investment between 2016 and 2020 remains strong at roughly $20.3 billion per year, according to TransmissionHub.
WIRES: WELL PLANNED ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION SAVES CUSTOMERS COSTS
A new report commissioned by WIRES through the Brattle Group shows how changing the way we plan major transmission expansions can save customers billions during the coming transition to new forms of electric generation, new modes of managing the grid, and new uses of electricity. Read the full report.
TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION WORLD: DOE ANNOUNCES $25 MILLION FOR INTEGRATION OF …
With the Grid Modernization Initiative, the Department of Energy will use millions of dollars to help software developers, solar companies, and utilities accelerate the integration of solar energy into the grid.
HOUSTON CHRONICLE: ELECTRICITY BUSINESS UNDERGOING QUIET REVOLUTION
The word from utility executives at IHSEnergy CERAWeek in Houston last month was that the biggest energy revolution over the next 20 years won’t be in oil and natural gas, but in how we generate, distribute, and consume electricity.
WIRES: TRANSMISSION INVESTMENT DELIVERS BILLIONS IN NET BENEFITS
A study by Southwest Power Pool analyzes the value provided by 348 electric transmission upgrades and construction totaling almost $3.4 billion of capital investment over two years. Read the study.
ASSOCIATED PRESS: AFTER SANDY UPGRADES, POWER STAYS ON DURING BLIZZARD TAGS: NEW…
The Associated Press details how upgrades made in energy infrastructure after Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012 helped keep the lights on during the great blizzard of 2016. Almost 24 million people throughout the Northeast saw more than 20 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.
TRANSMISSION RHETORIC VS. REALITY
A brief overview of the top issues that affect our nation’s ability to build a viable electric grid.