U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said in a June 29 statement that the “bipartisan legislation will not only help modernize our energy infrastructure, but secure it from extreme weather, climate change, and serious cyber threats.”
According to a June 28 statement from the White House, President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Richard Glick, general counsel for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, to be a member of FERC.
The company on June 26 said that it requests approval to rebuild and construct 230-kV transmission lines needed to interconnect the proposed new Williams Grove 230-69-kV substation located in Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pa.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission said that it adopts an administrative law judge’s findings of fact and conclusions concerning the MPL-Laporte 115-kV Transmission Line project, and issues a route permit to Minnkota Power Cooperative for the project’s preferred route.
The company also said on June 28 that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in May issued two required permits for the project, including a Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit.
The project involves a new transmission line – which would be about three miles long and would likely be on the west side of Dublin – as well as upgrades at two existing substations, the companies said.
An Entergy spokesperson on June 28 told TransmissionHub that the company is still going through the MISO process, so all of the details concerning the electric transmission component of the project are not finalized.
The company said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on June 12 issued a provisional permit to the company that was conditioned upon the issuance of a permit by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, as well as certification by the state Department of Environmental Quality that the company has obtained a Section 401 Water Quality Certification/Virginia Water Protection Permit.