Can Southwest grow into hub for solar energy?

2012-09-19T04:07:54+00:00

"ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Pick any stretch of road slicing through the American Southwest. The sun beats down on the asphalt like nowhere else and heat waves distort the landscape. It's here, in these open expanses, that experts say is a massive untapped source of energy that could meet the nation's growing needs. But only if [...]

Can Southwest grow into hub for solar energy?2012-09-19T04:07:54+00:00

New Army Corps Nationwide Permits for Renewable Energy Projects in Effect

2012-04-20T10:34:44+00:00

The United States Army Corps of Engineers, the regulatory body responsible for implementing the permitting regime related to wetlands and other subjects pursuant to Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act, has released new nationwide permits specifically intended for use in renewable energy development. The new permits went into effect on March 19, 2012. [...]

New Army Corps Nationwide Permits for Renewable Energy Projects in Effect2012-04-20T10:34:44+00:00

Wind Power Transmission Lines Rise Across Texas

2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

There is a rush in Texas to build transmission lines in an effort to promote wind power.  At a cost of $6.8 billion, the transmission lines will serve to transmit wind energy from remote areas to the more populated cities, such as Dallas.  Texans will likely pay for this project through future electric bills, projected [...]

Wind Power Transmission Lines Rise Across Texas2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

Wind energy projects increasing in Kansas, but they could slow down if federal tax credit changes

2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

In the next 18 months, Kansas may more than double its production of wind energy.  However, the status of federal energy policies may slow development by 2013.  Currently, there are eight announced wind projects, capable of producing 1,388 MW of power coming online in Kansas.  The state has also acquired several large wind turbine manufacturing [...]

Wind energy projects increasing in Kansas, but they could slow down if federal tax credit changes2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

Texas sets wind power record as coastal wind grows

2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

On October 7, 2011, Texas set a new record for wind power output, at 7,400 megawatts produced.  This comes as coastal wind farms begin to play a bigger role in supplying electricity to the State.  The record accounted for more than 78% of the 9,400 MW of installed wind capacity in the Electric Reliability Council [...]

Texas sets wind power record as coastal wind grows2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

Midwest ISO Says Brookings Line Set To Receive MVP Designation

2011-03-11T13:25:47+00:00

A section of the proposed CapX2020 project - the Brookings County-Hampton transmission line, could receive a multi-value project (MVP) designation by the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (Midwest ISO) as early as this summer, giving wind projects a much-needed boost. MVP projects must support public-policy requirements or address reliability and/or multiple economic issues in multiple [...]

Midwest ISO Says Brookings Line Set To Receive MVP Designation2011-03-11T13:25:47+00:00

NM issues renewable energy transmission bonds

2010-11-22T07:22:16+00:00

"SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority Board has issued $50 million in bonds to upgrade the state's transmission system and promote the growth of clean energy.  The work will take 100 megawatts of wind energy across Public Service Company of New Mexico lines from the High Lonesome Mesa Wind [...]

NM issues renewable energy transmission bonds2010-11-22T07:22:16+00:00

Offshore Wind Power Line Wins Backing

2019-11-07T16:01:05+00:00

Google and a New York financial firm have agreed to make major investments in a proposed 350-mile underwater spine which could remove some critical obstacles to wind power development.  The $5 billion transmission backbone for future offshore wind farms along the Atlantic Seaboard could ultimately transform the region’s electrical map and has stirred excitement [...]

Offshore Wind Power Line Wins Backing2019-11-07T16:01:05+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