By | December 7, 2017

ONE – PJM Board authorizes 12 transmission projects valued at $318M Today the PJM Board authorized $318M in electric transmission projects. “Maintaining the reliability of the grid involves continuously reviewing the system and moving ahead with transmission projects,” said PJM President and CEO Andy Ott. There are 10 projects in the PJM Mid-Atlantic Region and… Read More »


By | December 5, 2017

ONE – Build it and they will come . . . According to an article written by Frank Jossi of the Midwest Energy News, the recently completed CapX2020 project spanning Minnesota and the Dakotas is driving wind, solar and natural gas power generation projects. The $2bn project is the most ambitious undertaking in the U.S.… Read More »

U.S. Utilities report $254.3bn in infrastructure new additions between 2013 and 2016 – $161.8bn in T&D

By | September 22, 2017

This is the second article in a series highlighting analysis of this year’s FERC Form 1 filings[1] The analysis includes data from all 193 U.S. operating companies required to report financial and operating statistics between 2013 and 2016.  Electric plant in-service additions include the original cost of new infrastructure added during the year which makes… Read More »


By | August 2, 2017

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s (MISO) Board of Directors approved the first Multi-Value (MVP) portfolio of projects back in 2011.  The criteria stipulated that MVP projects meet one or more of three goals: Reliably and economically enable regional public policy needs Provide multiple types of regional economic value Provide a combination of regional reliability and… Read More »

Dog Days of Summer: Transmission Projects On-The-Move

By | August 2, 2017

Two of the largest transmission projects currently under construction in North America are north of the border in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.  The Emera and Labrador Holdings sponsored Maritime Link project and Nalcor’s Bay d’Espoir to Avalon project are part of a larger strategy sponsored by Emera and Nalcor called the Labrador Island Transmission Link… involucellate


By | August 2, 2017

Filed July 21 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by EDF Renewable Energy Inc., EDP Renewables North America LLC, E.ON Climate & Renewables North America LLC and Enel Green Power North America Inc. (calling themselves collectively the “Wind Generation Developers”) was a protest of proposed Tariff revisions that the Southwest Power Pool Inc. (“SPP”) submitted… 508-949-7802


By | August 2, 2017

Filed July 21 at the Texas Public Utility Commission was a Generation Interconnection Agreement by Sharyland Utilities L.P. recently worked out between this transmission company and Tahoka Wind LLC. This deal covers a wind project with a “Scheduled Trial Operation Date” of Sept. 8, 2018, and a “Scheduled Commercial Operation Date” of Oct. 1, 2018.… 825-212-5604


By | August 2, 2017

Filed July 26 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was an application from Cottonwood Wind Project LLC for authorization to make market-based sales of energy, capacity and certain ancillary services under a market-based rate tariff. Cottonwood will own, control and operate a wind farm with a nameplate capacity of approximately 89.66 MW located in Webster… 9374906138