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PJM Rejects Storage as Alternative to Brandon Shores RMR
PJM is rejecting a study suggesting it could avoid extending the life of the Brandon Shores generator by installing storage and reconductoring several lines.
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Utility Regulators Repeat Concerns About Tx Siting Oversight

State utility regulators reiterated their concerns about FERC’s efforts to promote transmission development at a meeting of the task force established for that purpose.

NorthWestern Energy
Groups Ask Montana PSC to Consider Climate Impacts in Rulemakings
More than 40 Montana organizations petitioned the state’s Public Service Commission to consider climate impacts when issuing utility rulemakings.
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Manchin, Phillips Discuss Expanding the Grid at NARUC
Both FERC Chairman Willie Phillips and Sen. Joe Manchin want to pass policies this year that speed up the roll out of transmission, they said at the NARUC conference.
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NYPA and NYU Partner to Scale up Transformer Monitoring Study
The New York Power Authority and the New York University Tandon School of Engineering announced a partnership that could help utilities prevent costly and time-consuming large power transformer outages through a novel monitoring technique.
AEP
Interim CEO Fowke Explains AEP Leadership Change
One day after removing Julie Sloat as its CEO and installing former Xcel Energy CEO Bob Fowke on an interim basis, AEP used its quarterly earnings call to add further color to the board's decision.
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PSEG Awaits Federal Nuclear Plant Tax Credits
PSEG still is waiting to hear from the Treasury Department on the rules on the Production Tax Credits that are part of the Inflation Reduction Act.
AEU
AEU Grades ISO/RTO Queues as Order 2023 is Implemented
Advanced Energy United has released a scorecard that ranks the seven domestic ISO/RTOs on their generator interconnection processes, finding room for improvement in every one.
Hydro-Québec
Québec, New England See Shifting Role for Canadian Hydropower
With the days of endless cheap hydropower in Québec coming to an end, and the Northeastern U.S. hoping to rapidly scale up intermittent renewables, the two regions may be forced to fundamentally reconsider the role of hydropower on the grid. 
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RTOs Jointly Call for Improved Gas-electric Coordination
ISO-NE, MISO, PJM and SPP released a report calling for improvements to the coordination of the electric and natural gas systems.

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