April 24, 2024

Transmission Planning

Ameren
FERC Observers, Stakeholders Lay out What is at Stake with Tx Rule Looming
FERC is set to vote on its long-awaited proposed rule on transmission planning and cost allocation for regional lines at a special open meeting May 13.
ERCOT
ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: April 15, 2024
ERCOT says recent changes to the calculations used to determine ERCOT contingency reserve service have resulted in smaller quantities of the product this year and stalled the need for further modifications.
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GCPA Spring Conference Reckons with Texas-sized Load Additions
The Gulf Coast Power Association Spring Conference tackled the vexing assignment of how to reliably serve Texas’ unprecedented surge in demand with a cleaner energy supply.
Louisiana Public Service Commission
Louisiana PSC Adopts Nearly $2B Entergy Resilience Plan
The Louisiana PSC voted 3-2 to approve Entergy Louisiana’s hotly debated, $1.9 billion grid hardening proposal to be funded by ratepayers, four days after the utility submitted it.
NYISO
NY PSC Launches Grid of the Future Proceeding
New York has launched a process to maximize the use and effectiveness of flexible tools such as distributed energy resources and virtual power plants. 
DOE
DOE Issues Transmission Interconnection Roadmap
The DOE issued a roadmap to speed interconnection of new clean energy generation projects to the grid and clear the backlog of proposed renewable energy projects waiting in the queue.
DOE
DOE Report Highlights Benefits of Advanced Grid Technologies
Advanced grid technologies can help expand the grid quickly and relatively cheaply, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy.
PJM
FERC Approves Cost Allocation for $5 Billion in PJM Transmission Expansion
FERC approved PJM’s cost allocation for a $5 billion in transmission upgrades aimed at resolving reliability violations posed by growing data center load in Northern Virginia and retirements in Maryland.
ATC and ITC Midwest
Cardinal-Hickory Creek Developers Appeal Injunction on Line’s Final Mile
Two of the developers behind the embattled Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line have appealed to lift an injunction on the last mile of the project that will intersect a wildlife refuge in Wisconsin and Iowa.
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FERC Approves PJM Involvement in 2nd NJ Offshore Tx Solicitation
FERC approved the participation of PJM in New Jersey’s second solicitation for transmission to interconnect offshore wind, as the state Board of Public Utilities evaluates proposals submitted by the solicitation’s April 3 deadline.

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