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Articles on Transmission Policy

  • Systems Prepare for Renewables Integration
    Nov. 11, 2011 - Bill Opalka -

    Increasing amounts of renewable energy are being integrated into the nation's power systems, but the impacts are not uniformly understood. So, the Department of Energy set out to identify best practices as it performed a worldwide survey of operators.

  • Renewables Rule Transmission
    Nov 3, 2011 - Bill Opalka -

    Federal regulators have approved a long-anticipated rule for transmission that gives “public policy requirements” important status in determining planning requirements and cost allocation. Renewable energy integration is the policy requirement most widely understood as the beneficiary of the policy, which has been controversial since the rule was proposed 13 months ago.

  • A Big Deal
    Nov 3, 2011 - Bill Opalka -

    A federal transmission planning order is so massive, industry pros are taking several cracks at it to discuss what it means. Such was the case recently.

  • Transmission Rule Inches Forward
    Aug 3, 2011 - Bill Opalka -

    Nearly ready for next step

  • Condemning Private Property to Build Transmission
    Jul 2, 2011 - Ken Silverstein -

    A transmission case in Montana is getting ensnared in both the state capitol and in the local court house. It’s centered on “eminent domain” -- whether state law allows energy developers to take private property for public use.

  • Transmission Access for Renewables
    June 4, 2011 -

    The transmission build-out wouldn’t just give renewable energy to markets, but would be an economic engine of its own, according to a new study. And there’s the little mater of jobs, which should get some attention, even among those who aren’t sold on clean energy.

  • Initial Recruitment Underway to Set Up Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council
    Jan 20, 2010 - National Regulatory Research Institute

    The Eastern Interconnection planning initiative known as the Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council (EISPC) is an historic endeavor, initially funded by an award from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to a provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

  • Obama to Announce Plan to Modernize Nation's Electric Power System
    Oct 26, 2009 - Chicago Tribune

    President Barack Obama and administration officials on Tuesday will announce $3.4 billion in spending projects to modernize the nation's electric power system.


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