WAYNE POST: FAILED ENERGY?
Nuclear power plants are aging, and with age comes increased risks.
UTILITY DIVE: USDA COMMITS $3.6B IN LOANS FOR RURAL TRANSMISSION PROJECTS
Billions have been invested in electric loans and smart grid technologies, which has helped lead to the building of more than 185,000 miles of transmission and distribution
UTILITY DIVE: HOW NEW TRANSMISSION CAN UNLOCK 10 TIMES MORE RENEWABLES FOR THE E…
Power line construction could obstruct the facilitation of adding 30 percent renewables within a decade to the Eastern Interconnect.
E&E NEWS: CHINA NOW INVESTING MORE IN ENERGY THAN U.S. – IEA
A new report from the Paris-based International Energy Agency shows cuts in the North American oil and gas sectors were the main trend behind falling U.S. energy investments. Read more
ELECTRIC LIGHT & POWER: MONIZ WANTS MORE DOE FUNDS FOR PROTECTING THE POWER GRID…
During an August 16 field hearing, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz highlighted the need for comprehensive and coordinated response capabilities in the face of increasingly integrated energy systems.
ALT ENERGY MAG: TRANSMISSION’S ROLE IN A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE
ITC Holdings Corp. Executive Vice President and Chief Business Unit Officer Linda Blair discusses transmission’s role in a clean energy future.
USA TODAY (OPINION): GREEN ENERGY GROWTH FUELS AN URGE TO MERGE
In this op-ed, the author explores how growth fuels companies to merge, which helps those companies meet the need or rising demand, like in the power industry. “The need for new infrastructure is evident in the U.S. power industry,” writes Bill loveless.
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.