Transmission Operations

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Talen Energy Deal with Data Center Leads to Cost Shifting Debate at FERC
Talen Energy’s deal to carve out capacity from its Susquehanna Nuclear Plant to serve a growing data center on its site drew protests at FERC from other parties who argued the deal and others like it could shift costs and threaten reliability. 
Potomac Economics
NYISO Monitor: NYC Capacity Costs Rose 221% in Q1
New York City saw a 221% increase in capacity costs in the first quarter due to the retirement of 600 MW in peaker plants and the increase of more than 300 MW in the local installed capacity requirement.
NET Power
Startups: Market Will Move New Cleantech Regardless of Election Outcome
Questions from energy reporters at a USEA briefing on emerging cleantech shifted the focus to what will happen to U.S. energy policy if Donald Trump is re-elected president.
Northeast States Collaborative on Interregional Transmission
10 Northeastern States Sign MOU on Interregional Transmission Planning
Ten East Coast states signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a framework to coordinate interregional transmission planning and development.
Cal Fire
Wildfire Prompts CAISO’s 1st Transmission Emergency of Summer
CAISO declared its first transmission emergency of the summer as a fast-spreading Northern California fire forced PG&E to de-energize transmission lines near one of the state’s key hydroelectric facilities.
Saavi Energía
FERC Rules for CAISO on Capacity Deliverability Rights Complaint
FERC denied a complaint by energy conglomerate Saavi alleging CAISO unlawfully terminated the full capacity deliverability rights for its gas-fired generating unit in Mexico that previously was interconnected with the ISO’s grid.
FERC ANOPR Seeks to Move the Ball Forward on Dynamic Line Ratings
FERC is moving forward on its examination of dynamic line ratings, with the issuance of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking indicating the commission is considering requiring the transmission industry to adopt the technology.
ISO-NE PAC Briefs: June 20, 2024
ISO-NE announced its plans to increase the transfer limits of three interfaces in Maine at the Planning Advisory Committee’s meeting.
FERC Requests Briefings on SEEM After DC Circuit Order
FERC requested stakeholder arguments on whether SEEM should be considered a loose power pool under Order 888.
Western Area Power Administration
WAPA Tariff Falls Short of Reciprocity Status, FERC Finds
The Western Area Power Administration’s non-jurisdictional Open Access Transmission Tariff does not meet the standard of an “acceptable reciprocity tariff,” despite recent revisions the federal power agency incorporated into the tariff, FERC ruled.

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