The conditions call for American Transmission Systems, Incorporated to adhere to seasonal cutting dates of Oct. 1 through March 31 for removal of any trees greater than, or equal to, three inches in diameter, unless coordination efforts with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allow a different course of action.
The Virginia State Corporation Commission, in a June 23 order, said that it finds that two Dominion Energy Virginia proposed electric transmission line projects are “ordinary extensions or improvements in the usual course of business” and therefore do not require certificates of public convenience and necessity.
The Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) on June 23 said that there being no further action to be taken at this time regarding a project involving a 161-kV transmission line proposed by Entergy’s Entergy Arkansas, Inc., the APSC secretary is to close the docket.
The lines are the Possum Point-Smoketown Line #18 and Possum Point-Smoketown Line #145, which are located between the existing 115-kV switch yard at the company’s Possum Point Power Station site and the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative Smoketown Delivery Point, entirely in Prince William County, Va.
Virginia regulators said that to further mitigate visual impact, it will require the chemical dulling of the structure finish for this particular project, consistent with their findings in recent transmission line orders.
Rocky Mountain Power told Utah regulators that it intends to file on June 30 a request for approval of a resource decision relating to the company’s decision to build 500-kV and 230-kV transmission facilities.
An Arkansas Public Service Commission administrative law judge, in a June 15 order, adopted a procedural schedule in relation to Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation’s proposed Baltz Lake Project.
The project is one component of the overall Southeast Ohio Area Improvements Program, the filing said, noting that the project and the program would provide additional transmission service to Monroe County, Ohio, to improve electric service reliability in the southeastern Ohio area.
Since last summer, more than $5bn of transmission upgrades entered operation in the six RTO/ISO markets, FERC’s staff said in a recent report, noting that those investments may help relieve grid congestion and could reduce some of the high price volatility this summer.