The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on June 1 issued an order approving NRG Energy’s (NYSE:NRG) 262-MW Puente natural gas-fired peak generation facility for Southern California Edison (SCE) to address grid reliability concerns in the Moorpark sub-area near Los Angeles. […]
Use of corridors in the West designated for power transmission, pipelines and other facilities has been heavy in some areas and sparse in other areas from 2009 through most of 2014, with different reasons for the variation, a May 20 report from three federal agencies concluded. […]
FERC on May 9 denied the rehearing request of two generator groups that said a 2013 order on the New York Independent System Operator demand response market was in error because it did not distinguish demand response aided by behind-the-meter generation from demand response resulting from reduced consumption. […]
PNM Resources filed a certificate application in New Mexico for a new natural gas-fired generation unit and received FERC approval of a transmission rate settlement, Pat Vincent-Collawn, chairman, president and CEO of PNM Resources, said April 29.
The Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) request for offers to alleviate grid congestion around Portland, Ore., through non-wires alternatives will prove helpful regardless of whether BPA decides to build the I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project, a BPA spokesperson told TransmissionHub April 29.
The California ISO on April 25 filed with FERC to bring its tariff proposal on competitive transmission development in line with FERC’s March 25 order that accepted the tariff change but called for a few modifications.
Following a record period for renewable power project development in 2015 and thus far in 2016 at NextEra Energy Resources, the company hopes to see transmission grid enhancements in Texas to support additional wind project integration, John Ketchum, executive vice president and CFO of parent company NextEra Energy said April 28.
The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) board approved 86 transmission upgrades representing $363m in costs, selected Mid-Kansas Electric Cooperative to build the North Liberal to Walkemeyer 115-kV line in western Kansas, and voted to lower the planning reserve margin from 13.6% to 12%, SPP said April 26.
The Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) is considering whether to seek rehearing of FERC’s decision regarding the Artificial Island transmission project, a PSC spokesperson told TransmissionHub April 27.
FERC’s April 21 order allows Morongo Transmission LLC, with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians as majority owner, to count the rate treatment from a previous ruling as applicable for an investment of more than $400m in Southern California Edison’s West of Devers project that would cross the Morongo reservation.