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Study: Clean energy developers are unfairly burdened with transmission upgrade costs

The analysis focused on a representative sample of network upgrades in the MISO and SPP regions. Even with conservative assumptions, ICF found significant system-wide benefits in two-thirds of the upgrades evaluated — benefits that other users of the shared system are receiving at little to no cost.

An idea to clear out the SPP interconnection queue backlog to reduce renewable PPA...

Clearing the current queue backlog is the focus of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) generator interconnection staff. However, they are missing a key long-term solution to address the root cause of backlog, identifying network...

The US needs more grid engineers to implement Biden’s plan (1 of 2)

Hiring engineers via the H1B process would address the immediate need for high voltage engineers.

Extreme weather prompts emergency declarations for transmission grid operators

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) declared a Maximum Generation Event — Emergency Event Step 2c in its South Region due to the extreme cold and weather conditions causing high demand on the bulk...

MISO report concludes upwards of 50% renewables is achievable with coordinated stakeholder action

Yesterday, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) published the Renewable Integration Impact Assessment (RIIA), an analysis that evaluates increasing amounts of wind and solar resources within the MISO grid and the broader bulk electric...
Electric Vehicle

EV prospects increasing in MISO region, and why distribution utilities should care

With the increase in Electric Vehicles’ availability in Midwest states, it is time to acknowledge the opportunities for charging EVs at the MISO regional grid operator level. Compared to other grid operators, MISO is...
Transmission

MISO and SPP to conduct interconnection challenges study

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) announced plans to collaborate on a year-long transmission study to identify transmission projects with comprehensive, cost-effective and efficient upgrades. Both regional transmission operators (RTOs) aim to find...

US groups launch “ËœMacro Grid Initiative’ to integrate renewables and create resilience

Coming on the heels of an announcement out of Germany regarding its new transmission line that will bring offshore wind energy from its northern regions to its southern manufacturing centers, two groups in the U.S. have launched...
Class

MISO hosts innovation challenge to help create the utility of the future

Non-profit electric power organization, The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), announced a new partnership with platform company InnoCentive to host the first crowdsource innovation challenge. Three industry mega-trends: decentralization, de-marginalization, and digitalization (3D) have brought about the evolution and diversification...

Why the time is right for FERC to issue a NOPR on peaking power...

With the majority of the country's workforce at home and most businesses and industries either operating at reduced capacity or temporarily shut down, COVID-19 has reduced electric demand across the board. This unprecedented drop...