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.
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.