From the U.S. Department of Energy issuing Presidential Permits for such projects as the ITC Lake Erie Connector transmission line, to hurricanes causing massive destruction in places like Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, TransmissionHub presents some examples of the news covered this year.
Louisiana Public Service Commission staff said that it recommends that the commission find that the project is in the public interest since it is needed for reliability purposes and is a cost-effective solution to current and future reliability needs.
The estimated project costs for “Route 4” are about $7.2m for the transmission facilities, and about $3.7m for the substation facilities, for an estimated grand total cost of about $10.9m, LEC said.
A Clean Line Energy spokesperson on Dec. 22 told TransmissionHub, “We have been developing the project for nearly eight years in Oklahoma, and in that time market forces and energy needs have changed and eastern Oklahoma now presents a strong delivery point for Plains & Eastern.”
Pepco said in its application filed with District of Columbia regulators that it also requests a return on equity of 10.10%, which the company said would allow it to earn a reasonable return on funds invested in the business.
The commission on Dec. 21 said that its order, approved by a 5-0 vote, requires Transource to obtain necessary permits and approvals for any specific projects from state, federal, and local government agencies having jurisdiction.
American Transmission Company on Dec. 14 filed with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin draft application information regarding the Mount Pleasant Tech Interconnection Project located in southeastern Wisconsin.