Analysis Investigates Benefits and Costs of Uniting U.S. Coasts’ Power Systems

Illustration by Billy Roberts, NREL Uniting the Eastern and Western U.S. electric grids could offer significant value in strengthening the power system’s ability to share generation resources and flexibility across regions, according to the Interconnections Seam Study. Results of the … Read More

Mayflower Wind Utilizes Anbaric Transmission Assets in Project Bid

In response to a solicitation for offshore wind from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Mayflower Wind submitted a bid for a project utilizing transmission assets developed by Anbaric and purchased by Mayflower. The Mayflower Wind project will bring clean offshore wind … Read More

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