ISO New England issues 1st solicitation for competitive transmission proposals
ISO New England issued its first competitive solicitation for new transmission resources in the region.
Tri-State renews bid for federal oversight, asks Colorado to pause related cases
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc. is making a renewed attempt to bring its rates under federal jurisdiction and asked the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to stay its consideration of related proceedings until the federal case is resolved.
NJ regulator: Lack of action by feds means states must lead on clean energy
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities made several decisions in 2019 aimed at expanding or maintaining emissions-free generation resources. Predicting which of those rulings might have the most lasting impact on the Garden State is not easy, according to BPU President Joseph Fiordaliso.
Transmission owners in multiple regions ask FERC to rethink new ROE methodology
A number of transmission owners in the Midcontinent ISO, PJM Interconnection and Southwest Power Pool regions, as well as the industry group WIRES, asked the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its new methodology for determining whether the return on equity for transmission owners is just and reasonable.
FERC rejects new Northwestern transmission planning region, open to new proposal
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission turned down a proposal from Puget Sound Energy Inc., PacifiCorp and other Northwestern U.S. utilities to develop a new transmission planning region, saying several aspects of the filing were inconsistent with the agency's Order 1000 transmission planning mandate or otherwise not just and reasonable.
Shareholder takes NorthWestern to court on anti-coal-fired generation resolution
A shareholder of NorthWestern Corp. has asked a federal court to order the utility to include an environmental resolution in the proxy materials for its 2020 annual meeting.
AEP CEO believes more 'comfortable' approach to wind should win over regulators
As American Electric Power Co. Inc. positions for a low-carbon future, the company is placing a nearly $2 billion bet on a massive wind project in the Midwest, involving the acquisition of three separate wind farms, after pulling the plug on a previous effort that was shot down by Texas regulators.
S&P Global Market Intelligence sat down with AEP Chairman, President and CEO Nicholas Akins at the Edison Electric Institute Financial Conference in Orlando, Fla., to discuss the company's confidence in the 1,485-MW North Central Wind proposal in Oklahoma, as well as the importance of grid investments in the company's future resource plans.