Transmission Content

Distributed Energy Resources
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that $5 million is available for projects designed to help integrate renewable energy resources into the state’s electric grid to help make it more resilient.
Disaster Response
Community
Reliability
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.
Distributed Energy Resources
Gain an overview of potential broadband opportunities and considerations for public power utilities that may arise from the widespread deployment of small cell facilities.
Hear an overview of practical considerations in the development and implementation of wireless pole attachment agreements in conformance of the new FCC rules and state requirements.
Distributed Energy Resources
Learn about the FCC's Small Cell Order and its requirements and impacts related to public power utilities.
Distributed Energy Resources
Learn about the latest legal and regulatory developments, as well as the most significant issues facing public power utilities at the federal, state, and local levels with respect to wireless pole attachments.
Distributed Energy Resources
A draft 2019 resource released by PacifiCorp calls for nearly 600 megawatts of battery storage by 2025 and more than 2,800 MW of battery storage by 2038 and identifies battery storage as part of a least-cost portfolio for the first time.
Electricity Markets
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is currently considering changes to its policies for awarding electric transmission rate incentives. In March, the Commission issued a notice of inquiry (NOI) that asked interested parties to weigh in on a broad range of incentive rate topics. The last round
Electricity Markets
A move by FERC to scrap or alter its current approach to transmission project-specific incentives in favor of a framework intended to advance certain categories of benefits would run afoul of legal requirements and likely interfere with the regional transmission planning processes the Commission has sought to promote, the American Public Power Association and other said.
Electricity Markets
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should strive to ensure that transmission costs remain at a reasonable level for consumers as it weighs possible changes to its transmission incentives and return on equity policies, the American Public Power Association and more than 40 other entities said.