Feds Take Step Toward Transmission Reform

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANOPR) on reforms to transmission and interconnection rules for energy projects. According to FERC, the ANOPR, “Building for the Future Through Electric Regional Transmission Planning and … Read More

Prysmian at Head of Line for SOO Green HVDC Link Project

Direct Connect CEO Trey Ward Prysmian Group has been named the preferred supplier of high-voltage direct-current cable systems for the SOO Green HVDC Link – a major transmission project linking the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) grid to PJM Interconnection … Read More

Need for Clean Energy Transmission Spurs Formation of FERC-NARUC Task Force

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) have formed a joint federal-state task force that will explore electric transmission-related issues to identify and realize the benefits that transmission can provide while ensuring that … Read More

TWE Project Commences Initial Capacity Allocation Process

With key permits secured, labor partnerships in place and nearly all rights-of-way acquired, the TransWest Express Transmission Project (TWE Project) is commencing its initial capacity allocation process. Through an open solicitation, TransWest Express LLC is soliciting interest in the TWE … Read More

Ocean Winds’ Moray East Wind Farm Successfully Transmits to Grid

Ocean Winds (OW), a 50/50 joint venture between EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE to develop offshore wind energy, has commenced generation at Scotland’s largest wind farm, Moray East, and has successfully exported power to the grid. OW has been developing … Read More

Southern California Edison Completes West of Devers Transmission Project

Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, has completed its West of Devers transmission lines.  The project increases transmission capacity necessary to bring renewable generation – more than 7,000 MW of renewable and battery energy storage … Read More

Mayflower Wind Given Green Light to Interconnect at Brayton Point

Mayflower Wind, a 50/50 joint venture between Shell and Ocean Winds, and Anbaric Development Partners, a U.S.-based company focused on planning and scaling renewable energy, have signed an agreement for Mayflower Wind to use transmission assets developed by Anbaric to … Read More

HIP Unveils Sprawling North Atlantic Offshore Wind Ambitions

Hecate Independent Power Ltd. (HIP) has unveiled its HIP Atlantic Project, which calls for the installation of 10,000 MW of fixed and floating wind turbines in the North Atlantic connected to the U.K. grid by long-length, high-capacity, high-voltage direct current … Read More

Pattern Energy, Uniper Sign PPA for Western Spirit Wind

Pattern Energy Group LP, a privately owned developer and operator of wind and energy storage projects, and Uniper, an international energy company, have signed a 15-year power purchase agreement for up to 219,000 MWh per year of wind energy in … Read More

Anbaric Surveys New Jersey Offshore Wind Transmission Feasibility

Anbaric Development Partners, a developer of electric transmission projects, has concluded its second set of oceanographic survey activities for their Boardwalk Power Link (BPL) project which will connect wind energy produced offshore to New Jersey’s existing onshore grid. Anbaric says … Read More