Utilities and other entities continue to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule, which is designed to replace the Clean Power Plan, officials told TransmissionHub. […]
TransmissionHub presents a roundup of most of the transmission project news that occurred in July, including American Electric Power saying on July 27 that it is canceling the Wind Catcher Energy Connection project as a result of the Public Utility Commission of Texas’ July 26 decision to deny approval of the project.
An Ohio administrative law judge on July 25 said that regulatory staff is to file by Sept. 25 its report of investigation regarding the proposed Pine Ridge Switch-Heppner 138-kV Transmission Line Project.
A consortium of national labs and nonprofit organizations has announced the “Plug & Play DER Challenge,” which aims to improve interoperability as a means toward easing technology integration across various devices and systems, including related end-use systems like buildings, electric vehicles, and distributed energy resources, or DERs, according to an Aug. 2 statement posted on the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s website.
The $300m project would provide critical permitting, construction and operational experience, and could pave the way for 2,000 more megawatts of carbon-free generation in the adjacent 112,000-acre wind energy lease area, Dominion said, adding that it currently leases the acreage that would be needed for the facility from BOEM.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, in an Aug. 7 filing submitted to the Virginia State Corporation Commission recommended that Virginia Electric and Power (Dominion) conduct an on-site delineation of all wetlands and stream crossings within the project area with verification by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, using accepted methods and procedures.
The company noted that the application is necessary because of the May 1 denial by the Woburn City Council of Eversource’s petition for a grant of location in the City of Woburn in relation to the line.