Electric utility crews, including those at public power utilities, have been at the ready over the last few days to help with the disaster unfolding in Houston, but so far, the situation in the biggest city in Texas looks more like a matter of saving lives than of getting power restored.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $28 million to begin work on a major new transmission upgrade project in the Mohawk Valley and Capital Region. The project stems from a proposal submitted by LS Power Grid New York and the New York Power Authority to improve reliability and provide better access to renewable energy through a key corridor.
The PJM Interconnection’s proposed revisions to its reserve market price formation should be rejected by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission because, among other things, there is no crisis requiring major changes to the design of the reserve market, the American Public Power Association and multiple other parties argued.
Transmission project developers should show that they have considered all available alternatives before moving forward with a grid project and that the project is the most cost-effective solution, said Sue Kelly, President and CEO of the American Public Power Association on May 15.
It has been more than 15 years since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued its Order No. 890 to increase transparency in transmission system planning, but panelists at a recent conference outlined how approaches to local transmission planning in the California ISO and PJM Interconnection show the disconnect between the final rule’s vision and today’s reality.
A group of House members sent a letter to House Budget Committee leaders expressing opposition to President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal to sell the transmission assets of the power marketing administrations and the Tennessee Valley Authority and change the PMA’s rate structures from a cost-based structure to a market-based structure.
Bills and Rates
Learn about FERC’s authority over transmission rates in today’s energy marketplace, how transmission rates are established, and how you can participate in the rate-setting process.
In the past few years, there has been a significant amount of debate and discussion about how to calculate prices in the wholesale electricity markets. Attention to “price formation” has been targeted to the energy and ancillary services markets operated by regional transmission organizations and
An undersea electric cable connecting Block Island to the mainland boosted reliability for customers of the island's electric utility. While an AMI system helped the utility manage related changes, a new accounting, back office, and customer service software system helped the utility realize the potential of AMI and open the door to innovation.
While it is a bit smaller than many of its amphibian cousins, the Oregon spotted frog, at first glance, looks a lot like a frog you might see hopping across your back yard. But a better place to find this frog, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, might be under the Bonneville Power Administration's high-power transmission lines in the Pacific Northwest.