The project would reinforce the local transmission system and provide for future load growth, staff said, adding that the proposed facility would allow the transmission system to provide safe, reliable electric service, while meeting all the applicable planning criteria.
Following the devastation that Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria left in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, among other areas, TransmissionHub reached out to various entities, including NERC, the Edison Electric Institute, PJM Interconnection, the Midcontinent ISO, and the Southwest Power Pool to discuss main takeaways from the recent storms, as well as what can be done to prepare the power grid going forward.
Dominion Energy CEO Thomas Farrell II said on Oct. 30 that the company plans to invest $800m in its electric transmission business this year and every year thereafter for at least the next decade.
The estimated cost of the proposed project for transmission line facilities along the proposed route is $3m, while the station and tap point work is estimated to cost an additional $135,000, according to an Oct. 27 notice of approval.
The Ontario Ministry of Energy on Oct. 26 released the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan, which noted that the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator’s demand outlook indicates that there will be no need for any major expansion of the province’s transmission system beyond the projects already planned or under development.
The order addresses a petition for a declaratory order that was jointly filed by Southwestern Public Service (SPS) and the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), in which SPS and SPP requested that Texas state regulators determine whether SPS has the exclusive right to build and operate new, regionally funded transmission facilities in areas of Texas that lie within SPS’ certificated service area.
Since 2002, a cumulative total of 746 project components representing an investment of $10bn have been placed into service to help ensure that the region’s transmission system continues to reliably and efficiently move wholesale electricity across the region, ISO-NE said.
Avista on Oct. 23 said that if a settlement agreement that it has reached with multiple parties is approved by Idaho regulators, then annual billed electric revenues would increase by $12.9m, effective Jan. 1, 2018, and by $4.5m, effective Jan. 1, 2019.