Intelligence

N.D. regulators to issue order on 345-kV Basin Electric line project by May

04/15/2014

Basin Electric has been working with the State Historical Preservation Office to avoid historical and archaeological disturbances from the construction of the 345-kV line.

Ohio Power Siting Board approves AEP Transco's 138-kV Ebersole substation

Ohio Power Siting Board approves AEP Transco’s 138-kV Ebersole substation

04/15/2014

AEP Transco proposes to begin construction of the Ebersole project this spring, beginning with the station access road and associated bridge.

National Grid proposes refurbishment project in Onondaga County, N.Y.

National Grid proposes refurbishment project in Onondaga County, N.Y.

04/15/2014 The company said that construction is anticipated to begin in August, adding that construction may be prioritized during the winter for structures where the access crosses large wetlands, but that will depend on weather and site conditions.

Ohio Power Siting Board staff does not object to waivers sought in relation to new 17-mile, 138-kV line

04/14/2014

Staff reserves the right to investigate and contest all other issues presented in the application, according to an April 9 letter by Assistant Attorney General Steven Beeler, on behalf of staff.

Work begins on National Grid portion of Interstate Reliability Project

04/14/2014

The Rhode Island work is part of the construction of a total of 75 miles of high-voltage power lines in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut by National Grid and Northeast Utilities, the company said.

TransmissionHub

Monthly Project Review March 2014

04/14/2014

Over $900m of new transmission projects were announced in March, according to TransmissionHub data.

Southline Project Update: Federal Register issues the project’s NOA for commentators

04/11/2014 Southline, BLM and Western have agreed upon the Southline Transmission Line project’s route that will be the most cost-effective, minimize cultural and environmental impacts, and increase reliability and sustainability in the Desert Southwest regi...

Virginia SCC denies petition involving Dominion Virginia Power’s 500-kV project route

04/11/2014

In its April 10 order, the SCC said BASF’s petition alleges no new circumstances that warrant rehearing or further reconsideration.

Panelists emphasize need for partnership between industry, federal government on cyber, physical security

04/11/2014 Michael Wallace, senior advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies, spoke about the significance of the GridEx exercise and what it has done for the partnership moving forward.

DOE investigation finds FERC protection of classified materials inadequate; Sen. Murkowski questions LaFleur

04/10/2014

DOE Inspector General Gregory Friedman issued an alert preliminarily finding that FERC’s system for protecting classified materials failed in at least one instance and made four recommendations for remediating the commission’s controls.


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