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Virginia SCC: Comments on Dominion Virginia Power’s proposed 500-kV rebuild project due by Oct. 28

Virginia SCC: Comments on Dominion Virginia Power’s proposed 500-kV rebuild project due by Oct. 28

08/29/2014 By Sept. 30, the company is to publish on one occasion a notice in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation in Fluvanna, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico and Louisa counties, which would include the project's route, the SCC said on Aug. 27.
Virginia DEQ issues recommendations for APCo’s proposed 138-kV line

Virginia DEQ issues recommendations for APCo’s proposed 138-kV line

08/29/2014

The DEQ called for APCo to reduce solid waste at the source, reuse it and recycle it to the maximum extent practicable, and limit the use of pesticides and herbicides to the extent practicable.

New York grants, with conditions, certificate to National Grid for 345-kV line, 115-kV loop connections

New York grants, with conditions, certificate to National Grid for 345-kV line, 115-kV loop connections

08/29/2014

The project is required by summer 2015, or as soon as practical, to maintain reliable transmission service within National Grid's Southwest region, the PSC said.

Virginia SCC staff call for further review of ‘Option A’ for Dominion Virginia Power’s proposed 230-kV project

Virginia SCC staff call for further review of ‘Option A’ for Dominion Virginia Power’s proposed 230-kV project

08/28/2014

Option A is electrically superior to the proposed project and has the potential to save ratepayers more than $20m based on preliminary cost estimates, staff said in its Aug. 22 motion.

Wisconsin regulators approve, with conditions, ATC’s proposed rebuild project

Wisconsin regulators approve, with conditions, ATC’s proposed rebuild project

08/28/2014

Construction is scheduled to begin next August and is expected to be completed by March 2018, the PSC said in its Aug. 25 order.

NV Energy gets Nevada approval for Energy Imbalance Market

08/27/2014 The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada has approved a request by Las Vegas-based NV Energy to participate in the expanded Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), which is designed to identify and use low-cost power resources across a wide geographic mar...

TVA to construct 55-mile, 161-kV line in Mississippi

08/27/2014

Tennessee Valley Authority on Aug. 26 said it will hold open houses on the Red Hills–Leake transmission project on Sept. 8-9.

Failure to evolve to more sophisticated rates will become increasingly problematic – e Lab report

Failure to evolve to more sophisticated rates will become increasingly problematic – e Lab report

08/27/2014

Aging infrastructure requires new waves of investment to upgrade, while technological innovation – especially customer-facing DERs – is transforming the utility-customer relationship, according to the report.

ScottMadden addresses FERC Order 1000, rate matters, gas-power interdependence in summer update

ScottMadden addresses FERC Order 1000, rate matters, gas-power interdependence in summer update

08/27/2014

ScottMadden said the regulatory environment is not getting any easier, with utilities increasingly concerned about treatment of new rate base items.

In decision record, BLM authorizes construction of 138-kV line in Utah

08/26/2014

The Cameron–Milford project, proposed by PacifiCorp, will add capacity to the constrained Beaver County transmission system. Construction is set to begin in the spring.


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