FERC Acting Chairman Cheryl LaFleur said in an Aug. 4 statement that with a quorum restored, FERC’s first order of business is the backlog of orders and issues that are awaiting commission consideration.
A company spokesperson on Aug. 3 told TransmissionHub that the Dominion Energy Virginia projects that were completed in May and June include the Line #553 (Cunningham-Elmont) Rebuild Phase 1 in the Richmond, Va., area.
The reduction in 2017 is partially weather related and later-than-planned completion of the transmission line structure design phase of the project, Bob Adams, ALLETE senior vice president and CFO, said on Aug. 2.
Those program investments are part of the company’s more than $30bn of identified long-term investment opportunities, NiSource President and CEO Joe Hamrock said during the company’s 2Q17 earnings call.
The project, as proposed to be designed and built, will minimize adverse impacts on the environment, and will not be adverse to the public health and welfare, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities said.
New York state regulators told National Grid on Aug. 1 that the work proposed to the T5690 Rotterdam-New Scotland #19 115-kV Transmission Line overhead electric transmission facility, located in the Town of Rotterdam, Schenectady County, and the Town of New Scotland, Albany County, in New York has been reviewed.
No rare, threatened, or endangered species listed on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protected species list were observed, and no potentially suitable habitat was identified within the limits of the proposed facilities, the company said.
While most of the lines, transformers and substations that are the backbone of the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ grids are strong, those and other components are aging, according to the draft Grid Modernization Strategy.
The Gen-Tie consists of the proposed 345-kV to 765-kV generation substation, referred to as the Western 765-kV Generation Substation, the proposed 350-mile to 380-mile, 765-kV line, and the proposed 765-kV to 345-kV substation, referred to as the Tulsa North 765-kV Generation Substation, according to Robert Bradish, vice president – Grid Development for AEPSC.