The approved Route 18 is estimated to cost about $206.8m, excluding station costs, and is the fourth lowest cost route among all proposed routes, Texas state regulators said in their Jan. 13 final order.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said that of the 11 routes evaluated, Route F appears to best minimize adverse impacts to natural resources, as, for instance, it does not cross riparian woodlands or brushland.
The company told the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities in its Jan. 11 filing that it has identified that Nantucket Island’s forecast peak load situation presents itself as an excellent first opportunity to test non-wires alternative initiatives.
A settlement conference is scheduled for Jan. 19 at FERC concerning FERC’s Dec. 28, 2015, finding that ISO New England’s Transmission, Markets and Services Tariff “is unjust, unreasonable and unduly discriminatory or preferential,” Acting Chief Administrative Law Judge Carmen Cintron said in an order issued on Jan. 11.
FERC said that while its Jan. 8 order involving NextEra Energy Transmission West LLC granted incentive rate treatment and set return on equity (ROE) matters for hearing, the ROE request associated with the cost cap agreed to in the competitive solicitation through the California ISO presented issues that should be addressed at a technical conference.
A proposed decision provides more flexibility in how investor-owned utilities achieve their energy storage procurement targets, finds that voluntary storage deployments by utility customers should count toward utility targets and defers resolution of some other issues regarding storage operations.
While some work remains, the Island Falls to Key Lake transmission line is in service and is forecasted to come in under the established budget of C$380m (US$ 270m), a SaskPower spokesperson told TransmissionHub Jan. 11.