Intelligence

FERC accepts proposed revisions to MISO-SPP JOA

FERC accepts proposed revisions to MISO-SPP JOA

07/28/2014

According to the RTOs, the proposed revisions address the circumstance when MISO provides emergency energy to SPP and exceeds its 1,000 MW contract path capacity between MISO Midwest and MISO South, FERC said in its order.

U.S. Department of Agriculture to prepare EIS for 69/138-kV project

U.S. Department of Agriculture to prepare EIS for 69/138-kV project

07/28/2014

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency’s project will run approximately 60 miles from Petersburg to Kake, Alaska.

South Carolina PSC: SCE&G project does not require certification

South Carolina PSC: SCE&G project does not require certification

07/28/2014

According to SCE&G, the state regulators said, the proposed Williams-Mt. Pleasant transmission lines and facilities will not have a significant environmental impact or substantially change the facilities' location.

PUCT in proposed order approves Sharyland’s application for 345-kV line

PUCT in proposed order approves Sharyland’s application for 345-kV line

07/25/2014

The PUCT will consider the docket at an open meeting scheduled for Aug. 21, and parties are to file corrections or exceptions to the proposed order by Aug. 13.

FERC: KCP&L formula rate protocols unreasonable

FERC: KCP&L formula rate protocols unreasonable

07/25/2014

FERC deemed that Kansas City Power and Light Company does not provide enough information in the formula rate protocols to stimulate active review from all interested parties.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department issues recommendations for ETT’s 138-kV line

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department issues recommendations for ETT’s 138-kV line

07/25/2014 Any transmission lines that cross or are located near wetlands or would border either Oso Bay or the Laguna Madre shoreline should have line markers installed at the crossing or closest point to the water bodies to reduce potential collisions by b...
Eminent domain: An unavoidable means of acquiring easements

Eminent domain: An unavoidable means of acquiring easements

07/25/2014

For landowners, a utility’s use of eminent domain is a contentious issue and is one that transmission developers try to downplay. But with large transmission buildouts like CapX2020, exercising the privilege of eminent domain is unavoidable.

PUCT staff: Oncor application for 138-kV line should be found sufficient

PUCT staff: Oncor application for 138-kV line should be found sufficient

07/25/2014 The Permian Basin-Culberson 138-kV transmission line project is a new double-circuit capable transmission line, with one circuit in place initially, connecting the existing Oncor Permian Basin switching station to the existing Oncor Culberson swit...
BC Hydro completes Northwest Transmission Line project

BC Hydro completes Northwest Transmission Line project

07/24/2014

The Northwest Transmission Line project will serve as a secure interconnection point to the grid for clean power projects.

MISO: Minnesota PUC should issue certificate of need for Minnesota–Iowa 345-kV project

MISO: Minnesota PUC should issue certificate of need for Minnesota–Iowa 345-kV project

07/24/2014

MISO urged the Minnesota PUC to issue the certificate of need for ITC Midwest’s 345-kV project, a part of the MISO MVP, soon in order to begin construction in Minnesota.


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