Arizona Corporation Commission staff, in an Oct. 20 proposed order recommended to the commission, called for the commission to extend the term of a certificate of environmental compatibility by five years to April 20, 2022, with respect to the construction of a new 115-kV transmission line from the Valencia substation to the existing Central Arizona Project transmission line at the Spreader Tap and expansion at the Valencia substation to add a switchyard.
According to the memorandum of understanding (MOU), the objective of the MOU is to explore collaboration between the participants in the fields of electrochemical generators, cells, batteries, packs, storage systems and related components and materials.
American Transmission Company recently filed with Wisconsin regulators quarterly progress reports for the period July 1 through Sept. 30 regarding the company’s Branch River Electric Reliability Project and Boscobel to Lone Rock (Line Y124) Rebuild Project.
The proposed facilities are needed to provide a transmission source for the new Hermitage substation, provide for proper voltage, and improve reliability in the Hermitage area, as noted in staff’s Oct. 24 filing.
In its Oct. 19 quarterly progress report for the period July 1 through Sept. 30, American Transmission Company said that substation construction began in July, and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018.
According to FERC’s order, the New England Transmission Owners (NETOs) asserted that because a court vacated FERC’s Opinion No. 531, the court’s opinion had the effect of “return[ing] the parties to the status quo ante,” which, the NETOs contend, means allowing them to collect their pre-Opinion No. 531 returns on equity.