Colorado regulators noted that the settlement provides that PTCs related to the full actual output generated by the wind project would be passed to customers, effectively placing the risk on Public Service Company of Colorado for failure to qualify for credits at the 100% level due to construction delays.
In its quarterly progress report for the period Jan. 1 through March 31, ATC said that the Caldron Falls-Goodman project’s planned in-service date is June 2020, and that construction began in December 2018 with clearing of the right of way.
The draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Dodge County Wind Project proposed by Dodge County Wind LLC is anticipated to be completed and available in June, according to an April 18 decision on the scope of the EIS signed by an assistant commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
If adopted by the commission, the joint proposal would impose requirements relating to public notice, health and safety, the contents of the environmental management and construction plan, right of way restoration, as well as protection of environmental resources, the commission said.
American Transmission Company on April 29 told the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin that the Boscobel to Lone Rock (Line Y124) Rebuild Project is on schedule for substantial completion of the Y-124 rebuild to occur in December.
As noted in the order, Dominion and Allegheny on April 1 filed the joint petition with the commission for approvals related to Dominion’s acquisition from Allegheny of certain transmission facilities that begin at the Bath County pumped storage station in Bath County, Va., and extend out towards the company owned Lexington substation and Valley substation.
The actual project costs through March 31 were about $24.8m, ATC said, noting that the commission-authorized total gross project cost is about $29.7m, and that the revised project cost estimate as of Dec. 31, 2018, is about $24.9m.
Identifying appropriate methodologies to calculate the value of resilience will be an important step toward ensuring that resilient DERs are considered alongside alternatives and integrated into future energy infrastructure, as well as investment planning efforts, according to a report prepared by Converge Strategies, LLC, that was released by Converge and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on April 24.
Discussing the total gross project cost, American Transmission Company on April 22 said that actual expenditures as of March 31 were about $35.2m, compared to the commission-authorized estimated project cost of about $42.1m.
The commission noted that the company requested a six-month extension, with Avista stating that there are numerous potentially significant legislative proposals in Washington, Montana, and Oregon that if passed, would have significant impact on the regional electric market.