MICHIGAN EXPLORES IMPORTING MORE ELECTRICITY AS COAL PLANTS CLOSE
“In the transmission business, it takes years to study and build projects. We need to look at this today because solutions are years away.”
ASCE REPORT CARD
Electric delivery in the U.S. depends on aging and complex patchwork system of power generation facilities, transmission and distribution grids, local distribution lines, and substations. The American Society of Civil Engineers gives energy infrastructure a grade of D+.
TRANSMISSION: THE UNSUNG HERO OF THE DOE GRID RELIABILITY STUDY
New and better power lines can help integrate clean energy resources, but insiders say longstanding planning issues are blocking expansion.
GRID EXECS SAY REGULATORY CERTAINTY IS KEY TO RELIABILITY
Grid operators told lawmakers that regulatory certainty, not congressional reform efforts, would have the greatest benefit for electricity markets. Executives from the seven regional transmission organizations and independent system operators told a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing that competitive markets are working well.
ENERGY DEPARTMENT INVESTS $7.5 MILLION TO IMPROVE ELECTRIC GRID RELIABILITY AND …
The Department of Energy announces a 30 million dollar US-India consortium to increase efforts for more reliable energy in both countries. This partnership allows for a more advanced distribution grid, as well as the collaboration of resources, laboratories and industries.
UTILITY DIVE: REPORT: RENEWABLE ENERGY IS NO THREAT TO POWER RELIABILITY
The power mix in the U.S. is changing, and while it is forcing the coal industry out, the development of a cleaner mix of fuels is a positive for the power grid. For more information, see this report about the additions that support the diversity and reliability of power systems.
MORNING CONSULT: TRANSMISSION PROJECTS MAKE GRID RELIABLE, CLEANER, AND INVEST I…
While transmissions lines aren’t the most glamorous subject, they are arguably one of the most important when it comes to power. Investment in lines can lead to better power, a better economy and cleaner air and water. Building transmission lines is a win-win.
VEGETATION MANAGEMENT SUCCESS
Utilities and transmission system owners are pressured to step up their vegetation management practices in order to guarantee the safety of their transmission lines and their brands.
UTILITIES EMBRACE DISTRIBUTED ENERGY
As consumer interest in clean energy choices continues to increase, electricity providers begin to invest in distributed energy resources. Utilities can take notes and incorporate the transactive energy into their business models.
REPORT: DISTRIBUTED GENERATION IS RISING, BUT MOST UTILITIES NOT READY
A new report shows distributed generation resources are a growing challenge to revenue for utility companies already facing reframing regulatory arguments and cybersecurity dangers in the ever-connected world.