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March 27, 2012: DATC Announces Public Open Houses for Zephyr Power Transmission Project The proposed high voltage direct current line would run approximately 850 miles from Chugwater, Wyoming to Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the article.
March 21, 2013: California grid to support 33% renewable power by 2020 CAISO has approved its 2012-2013 Transmission Plan, including approving five new power line projects, and identifying a need for 36 others. Read the article.
March 6, 2013: Sen. Wyden to FERC Chariman: Make Transmission Rules More Flexible Senator Wyden calls for more regional flexiblity for FERC order 1000. Read the article.
February 24, 2013: $2.2 Billion project will overhaul Minnesota's electrical grid The CapX2020 project will modernize the electrical grid, adding reliability and providing needed transmission for wind enerty. Read the article.
February 22, 2013: New transmission line could run through Carbon County, Wyo. Representatives from Duke-American Transmission Company recently presented details about the Zephyr transmission project to Carbon County Commissioners. Read the article.
February 12, 2013: Company plans to unveil Wyoming-Nevada transmission line in March Duke Energy American Transmission Company expects to choose a preferred route for the Zephyr Transmission Project next month. Read the article.
February 6, 2016: ABB to Upgrade HVDC Link for Bonneville Power Administration ABB will upgrade the Celilo converter station in Oregon at the north end of the Pacific Intertie, or "Path 65," which transmits electricty from the Pacific Northwest to as many as 3 million households in the greater Los Angeles area. Read the article.
January 16, 2013: PGE, BPA Pursuing Change to Cascade Crossing Transmission Project The proposed modification to this new line in Oregon would significantly reduce environmental impacts. Read the article.
January 14, 2013: 1st Part of Offshore Wind Power Line Moves Ahead The Atlantic Wind Connection has announced plans for the first segment of an undersea transmission spine, which will eventually stretch from southern Virginia to New York City. Read the article.
January 14, 2013: Tri-Sate to Consider Alternative Transmission Project in San Luis Valley The Colorado utility is likely to withdraw from a previously proposed project in favor of an alternative line which will increase reliability to residential and agricultural customers in the San Luis Valley. Read the article.
January 3, 2013: SaskPower, Quanta Services Building 186-Mile Project The new line in northern Saskatchewan will parallel an existing transmission line in order to minimize environmental impact. Read the article.
January 2, 2013: Perverse Economics of the Electric Grid - As Generation Gets Cheaper, Transmission Costs Soar Until recently, it was relatively cheap to deliver electricity to customers, but that is no longer the case. Expect this trend to continue as utilities scramble to strengthen an aging transmission system. Read the article.
December 13, 2012: ITC Great Plains Completes KETA Transmission Project The 227-mile, 345 kV line from Spearville, Kansas to Axtell, Nebraska will help for import and export of both base load and renewable energy. Read the article.
November 27, 2012: National Grid makes $40 million equity investment in Clean Line Energy Partners. National Grid, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world, shares Clean Line's vision of investing in transmission to facilitate the development of renewable energy sources. Read the press release.
November 27, 2012: North Dakota judge refuses to delay construction on CapX2020. A judge has decided that construction can continue on a 33-mile section of CapX2020 while an appeal of the route is pending. Read the article.
November 26, 2012: For Western States Transmission, Will There Be Strength in Unity? The National Renewable Energy Lab, The Western Governors Association, and multiple independent agencies are working on a plan to pull the Western Interconnect's disparate areas together into an Energy Imbalance Market, in an effort to acheive energy efficiency and cost savings. Read the article.
November 8, 2012: Discovery Showcase: ABB claims breakthrough in DC transmission. Swiss firm claims breakthrough in HVDC transmisison which could help move renewable power long distances. Read the arcticle.
November 5, 2012: ISO New England Unveils 10-Year Plan for Region's Power Grid. Renew Grid.
ISO New England Inc.'s board of directors has approved the 2012 Regional System Plan, a comprehensive report that identifies transmission upgrades and resource additions needed for reliability. Read the article.
October 3, 2012: BPA Choses Not to Prioritize Northwestern's MSTI Proposal.
The Bonneville Power Administration has prioritized the Boardmand-to-Hemingway transmission line over NorthWestern Energy's Mountain States Transmission Intertie. Read the article.
October 3, 2012: Carbon County OKs 1,000-turbine wind farm in Wyoming. Read the article.
September 26, 2012: Proposed Transmission Line would help integrate more renewables in Ontario. Read the article.
September 26, 2012: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approves transmission line for Campo Verde Solar project. Read the article.
September 24, 2012: PPL Electric Utilities Selects Route for New Honey Brook-Twin Valley Power Line, Pennsylvania. Read the article.
September 23, 2012: LADWP approves Barren Ridge Renewable Transmission Project. Read the article.
July 26, 2012: An Update to the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Project.
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June 18, 2012: Centennial West Clean Line, Western Sign Agreement for Transmission Project Development. Read the article.
John Shepard, Senior Advisor for the Sonoran Institute, said, " We are pleased with the news on the development of the Centennial West Clean Line. Clean Line has demonstrated an admirable commitment to meaningful public engagement and has conveyed a strong signal that they are serious about setting a new standard for transmission siting. We look forward to continued conversation and collaboration on the proposed Centennial West Clean Line project."