FERC Commences Rulemaking to Integrate Variable Energy Resources

2010-11-19T13:04:29+00:00

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday proposed a rule that would take another step toward ensuring that intermittent renewable energy resources are given fair access to transmission and power markets.  Calling it a foundational step, FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said changes required by the proposed rule would “prepare the electric grid for the future.” [...]

FERC Commences Rulemaking to Integrate Variable Energy Resources2010-11-19T13:04:29+00:00

Midwest ISO Submits Proposed Cost Allocation Methodology To FERC

2010-07-20T10:13:51+00:00

On July 15th, the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) filed its proposed cost allocation methodology for new interstate electric transmission projects with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission   Pending FERC approval, the Multi Value Projects (MVPs) - transmission lines that have a regional impact and are part of a regional plan - will have a [...]

Midwest ISO Submits Proposed Cost Allocation Methodology To FERC2010-07-20T10:13:51+00:00

MISO Stakeholders Get a Glimpse of FERC Re-Filing

2010-07-14T09:00:10+00:00

Stakeholders in the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) footprint received advance notice of the contents contained in the system operator's re-filing on July 15, 2010 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) regarding its cost allocation proposals for transmission. FERC previously deemed MISO's so-called "90/10" generator interconnection cost allocation methodology proposed in a July [...]

MISO Stakeholders Get a Glimpse of FERC Re-Filing2010-07-14T09:00:10+00:00

War Against a Wind-Rich Super Grid

2016-11-23T15:02:02+00:00

A coalition has emerged concerning the idea of a strong national electric grid, centrally planned and broadly financed, that would promote renewable energy. The coalition includes giant investor-owned utilities, public power entities, influential elected officials of both parties and state energy officials, and they speak with a single voice.  They all oppose it.  The group, [...]

War Against a Wind-Rich Super Grid2016-11-23T15:02:02+00:00

TRES AMIGAS FILES WITH FERC FOR AMERICA’S FIRST RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSMISSION HUB

2009-12-11T07:32:18+00:00

SANTA FE, N.M. – December 9, 2009 – Tres Amigas, LLC today announced that it has submitted filings with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting regulatory approvals needed to move forward with the Tres Amigas SuperStation, America’s first renewable energy transmission hub.  The SuperStation will be located in Clovis, New Mexico and will for [...]

TRES AMIGAS FILES WITH FERC FOR AMERICA’S FIRST RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSMISSION HUB2009-12-11T07:32:18+00:00

FERC Ruling Shifts Transmission Cost Burden To Wind Developers

2009-10-30T14:54:30+00:00

A recent FERC ruling requires wind developers to bear a much larger share of transmission upgrade costs for new projects in the territory of the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator.  This ruling affects wind energy projects in several upper midwest states:  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Read More about Wind Energy Transmission [...]

FERC Ruling Shifts Transmission Cost Burden To Wind Developers2009-10-30T14:54:30+00:00

FERC Approves Reformed Interconnection Procedures of Southwest Power Pool

2009-08-11T14:40:19+00:00

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently provided preliminary approval of a new interconnection process for the Southwest Power Pool (SPP).  The new process is intended to help alleviate a backlog of interconnection requests and allow SPP to more efficiently handle pending requests.  Among the new requirements for wind energy generators are proof of site control and [...]

FERC Approves Reformed Interconnection Procedures of Southwest Power Pool2009-08-11T14:40:19+00:00

FERC Accepts SPP Funding Proposal to Integrate Wind Resources

2009-06-25T20:32:40+00:00

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) took action today to expand the availability of wind resources in the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) region by approving a wind transmission cost allocation proposal designed to reduce barriers to integrating wind power into the region. Today’s action updates SPP’s open access transmission tariff by making more of [...]

FERC Accepts SPP Funding Proposal to Integrate Wind Resources2009-06-25T20:32:40+00:00

FERC Approves Green Power Express Incentives For Transmission

2009-04-14T23:04:40+00:00

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Green Power Express' request for favorable transmission investment incentives.  The FERC decision is expected to facilitate construction of additional transmission lines from the U.S. Midwest wind energy production areas to the East Cost load region; and the lines may provide capacity for as much as 12,000 new megawatts of wind energy production.  WSJ Link or Read More Here.

FERC Approves Green Power Express Incentives For Transmission2009-04-14T23:04:40+00:00

ITC Great Plains Receives Rate, Incentive Approvals

2009-03-20T18:28:29+00:00

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a rate for ITC Great Plains transmission facilities in Kansas and elsewhere in the Southwest Power Pool Inc. (SPP) region. FERC acknowledged the benefits of independent transmission companies like ITC Great Plains and approved rate incentives to help expedite investment in Kansas' high-voltage electricity grid. Read More

ITC Great Plains Receives Rate, Incentive Approvals