New Jersey regulators on Feb. 28 said that within 60 days, staff is to recommend plans for a Regional Offshore Wind Energy Roundtable to initiate discussions with sister states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region, as well as such other stakeholders as Rate Counsel and PJM Interconnection, to explore the potential benefits of regional collaboration on offshore wind.
As noted in its filing, DesertLink is filing its second amended application with Nevada regulators for a permit to construct the electrical transmission facility and ancillary facilities to be known as the Harry Allen to Eldorado Project.
Sagamore Wind Energy LLC’s application requested that regulators grant approval to locate up to 522 MW nameplate capacity of wind energy generation facilities encompassing about 150,000 acres, and up to 20 miles of 345-kV transmission facilities in Roosevelt County, as well as an ROW width determination for a 180-foot ROW for the proposed transmission line.
A Mississippi Public Service Commission hearing examiner said that exceptions to his recommended order may be filed with the commission within a period of 15 days from the date of issuance of the recommended order.
As noted in the filing, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities in April 2015 issued a final order in connection with the company’s Mashpee Substation Modification Project, which consisted of the expansion and upgrade of the company’s existing Mashpee Substation No. 946, located in Mashpee.
If approved, tree clearing for the project would occur in early 2019, with structure construction occurring in spring 2019, and the project to be completed in spring 2020, according to a project fact sheet.
The preapproval, which extends to four Kentucky utilities under commission jurisdiction, will expedite the transfer of utility owned transformers in connection with the Regional Equipment Sharing for Transmission Outage Restoration, or RESTORE, agreement, the commission said.