Transmission Investments Critical To Accommodate Changing Resource Mix

This article was originally published by Enerknol on January 4, 2016. Transmission investments are becoming increasingly important to deliver electricity from new renewable generators, as the most productive areas for wind, solar, and geothermal locations are often located far from population centers. Retirement of coal plants and nuclear plants also contribute to shifts in power

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US$1.6 billion Northern Pass transmission line will deliver Canadian hydropower to the U.S.

This article originally appeared on Hydroworld  and was written by Gregory Pointdexter.    The US$1.6 billion Northern Pass transmission line that could tap into 1,096 MW from Canada’s largest hydropower producer, HydroQuebec, was approved Dec. 7, by a 6-0 vote of New Hampshire’s Site Evaluation Committee [SEC]. Issues remain, but if a federal permit is

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