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.
E&E NEWS: PROMISING RELIABILITY TOOL WAITS FOR TIME TO CATCH UP ON IT
New state-of-the-art monitoring capability promises to track and map disruptions to the power grid 30 times a second.
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.
BUSINESS GREEN: MONEY FOR NOTHING? HOW ‘THE LIVING GRID’ COULD TRANSFORM THE…
A newly launched initiative will see companies band together to use creative ways of consuming electricity, and ultimately help develop a more flexible energy system.
THE GUARDIAN: COALITION OF US STATES PLEDGE TO ACCELERATE RENEWABLE ENERGY EFFOR…
Building better transmission grids is on the agenda of a bipartisan group of governors from 17 states. An accord signed by the governors states that the U.S. must “embrace a bold vision of the nation’s energy future” by reducing emissions, transitioning to clean energy sources and ensuring that infrastructure isn’t risked by extreme weather events.
UTILITY DIVE: WHAT THE SCOTUS STAY AND SCALIA’S DEATH MEAN FOR THE CLEAN POWER…
While the stay gives stakeholders temporary relief from compliance deadlines, it also injected a new degree of uncertainty into the planning process.
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.