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Demand growth driven largely by oil and gas exploration in the Permian Basin in West Texas and the Eagle Ford shale region in South Texas, coupled with growing electric needs and an aging generation fleet in the Houston area, will yield billions of dollars of investment in new projects. […]
The industry, including FERC and the RTOs, need “to try to come together and figure out how we’re going to decide as a nation some of these policy issues so that we can move forward,” Craig Glazer, vice president of federal government policy, PJM Interconnection, said on Jan. 24. […]
Oral arguments will be heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the matter of whether FERC overstepped its authority under the Federal Power Act when it issued Order 1000. […]
The lead agencies on the the proposed TransWest Express project are sifting through hundreds of public comments as they prepare the project’s final environmental impact statement, which is expected to be issued in the fall.
Nearly three months after its board of directors announced its intention to explore selling equity in Altalink, SNC-Lavalin filed for approval with the Alberta Utilities Commission to offer up to 35% of its equity in an initial public offering. […]
From $13.5bn worth of transmission investment being done this year to utilities addressing cyber security concerns and electric vehicles making moves, 2013 proved to be a fruitful year for the industry. […]
Since 2003, the Midcontinent ISO (MISO) Transmission Expansion Planning process has approved $17.9bn of investment to promote system reliability, improve market efficiency, enable public policy mandates and allow the reliable integration of new generation resources, MISO said. […]
Despite low electric load growth forecast for the next several years, transmission development is being driven by the need to upgrade aging infrastructure, reliability concerns, plant retirements and the need to meet renewable portfolio standards in several states across the United States, according to Kent Knutson, director of Hub Services for PennWell. […]