The Kansas Corporation Commission, in an Oct. 11 order, issued a certificate of convenience and authority for transmission rights only to Sunflower Electric Power Corporation for the transmission of business as an electric public utility in certain territories, allowing Sunflower to build a new 24-mile electric transmission line.
As a result of the stipulation, the annual bill for the typical residential electric customer using 740 kWh per summer month and 6,920 kWh annually will increase from $1,186.84 to $1,192.20, an increase of $5.36, or 0.45%, New Jersey regulators said in their order.
According to the company, other projects in progress include the Western Region Economic Project, which is composed of two projects that work together to reduce congestion in the Entergy Texas transmission system.
Approval of the certificate of public convenience and necessity application would permit construction to begin as early as 1Q19, with completion and operational startup in late 2019, Christopher Lo, an electrical engineer in the Maryland Public Service Commission’s Engineering Division, said in Oct. 26 direct testimony filed on behalf of commission staff.
According to the request for proposals, each proposal must represent generation at a single site and is to not reflect an aggregate of multiple facilities at separate sites to meet the minimum size threshold.
Citing “a more serious health setback” that he recently experienced, FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre, in an Oct. 22 letter to President Donald Trump, proposed to step aside from his position of chairman in an effort to commit himself fully to his “work as commissioner, while undergoing the treatment necessary to address my health issues.”
The company noted that an application that it submitted to the USFWS for the removal of an inactive bald eagle nest on one of the 230-kV structures that is proposed to be replaced is awaiting approval.