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.
POWER SOURCE: TRANSMISSION LINES, OFTEN CONTESTED, EXPECTED WITH CLEAN POWER PLA…
While citizen groups have fought transmission in the projects in the past based on need, environmental regulations ushered in from the Clean Power Plan are driving new projects forward, according to this report from Power Source.
BLOOMBERG BNA: HIGH COURT’S FERC RULING GOOD FOR EPA, ANALYSTS SAY
The Supreme Court ruled 6-2 that the Federal Power Act unambiguously extends FERC authority to regulate demand response rates wholesale energy market. Learn more about what this means for the Clean Power Plan as challenges emerge in the high court.
CHAMBER REPORT: HUNDREDS OF ENERGY PROJECTS IN REGULATORY LIMBO
According to The Chamber’s report, the delay in construction related to these energy projects cost the U.S. economy $1.1 trillion and has prevented the creation of 1.9 million jobs.