Building transmission takes forever. The Biden administration is pushing to change that.

BY: - December 13, 2023

The SOO Green electric transmission project, a 350-mile high-voltage line between Mason City, Iowa, and Plano, Illinois, was proposed in 2018 to deliver renewable power and to better connect the nation’s two largest power markets. The project won approval from Iowa regulators this fall. The developers of the line, which will link wind and solar […]

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Reliability v. sustainability: Inside the debate over the EPA’s proposed carbon rules

BY: - November 27, 2023

Grid operators are worried that fossil plant retirements are accelerating too quickly to ensure there are enough new resources to replace them.

Federal, state regulators prod utilities to consider technology for grid upgrade

BY: - August 24, 2023

Of the many challenges confronting the nation’s aging, straining electric grid, the need for a lot of new transmission capacity is among the most pressing, experts and policymakers say. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Energy said the nation will need thousands of miles of new lines to better link regions to handle extreme […]

PJM, which coordinates the flow of electricity from power generators to utility companies in 13 states and the District of Columbia, is facing complaints about how it ensures it will have enough capacity to keep the electricity flowing during a winter storm or summer heat wave. (Photo by fhm/Getty Images)

The nation’s biggest electric capacity market needs fixing, critics say

BY: - March 15, 2023

The massive PJM covers more than a dozen states -- including Pennsylvania

A no trespassing sign is posted in front of a Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) electrical substation on Jan. 26, 2022 in Petaluma, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facing attacks, feds and states grapple with protecting the grid

BY: - February 17, 2023

'These events correspond with an increase in extremism in our country,' Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Willie Phillips said.

DEP to host public hearing on strengthening Pa.’s power grids | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 29, 2022

“To develop a grid-strengthening support program that’s customized to meet Pennsylvania’s specific challenges and opportunities, we need to hear from a diverse range of Pennsylvanians, including residents, community leaders and advocates, local government leaders, small business owners, health care and emergency personnel, and educators,” DEP Acting Secretary Ramez Ziadeh said.

Backlog hampers renewable energy projects, industry group says | Five for the Weekend

BY: - February 26, 2022

The AEE release argues that energy projects are getting stuck waiting - sometimes years - for approval by PJM Interconnection LLC, a Norristown-based regional electricity transmitter, that signs off on all regional energy projects needing to connect to the grid.