Modest Optimism, Lingering Questions at Transmission Summit

This article originally appeared on RTO Insider on February 12, 2017. By Wayne Barber WASHINGTON — Modest optimism about the Trump administration’s infrastructure plans was tempered with questions about leadership at FERC and other federal agencies at a gathering of transmission developers, RTO officials and environmentalists last week. The first National Electric Transmission Infrastructure Summit,

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Making Way for Wind Power

This article was originally published by the New York Times Editorial Board on April 5, 2016.  If the United States is going to get serious about cutting carbon emissions from oil and gas, it will have to find ways to scale up its use of renewable energy. Converting wind and solar power into electricity is,

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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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