Hydro-Québec commissions 735-kV transmission facilities
Hydro-Québec commissioned new transmission facilities, built as part of the 735-kV Chamouchouane-Bout-de-l'Île project that connects the northeastern part of Quebec to the looped transmission system ringing the Montreal metropolitan area.
ITC Midwest completes Iowa portion of 345-kV line
Fortis Inc. subsidiary ITC Midwest LLC completed its portion of a 345-kV transmission line that is one of the Midcontinent ISO's 17 "multivalue projects," or MVPs.
Illinois, Mich. attorneys general oppose 345-kV line in Wisconsin
The attorneys general of Illinois and Michigan are calling on Wisconsin utility regulators to reject the proposed 345-kV Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line and instead direct project developers to look to alternatives.
Entergy Texas seeks approval to build 230-kV power line
Entergy Corp. subsidiary Entergy Texas Inc. is seeking approval from Texas regulators to build a new 230-kV transmission line and electric substation in Liberty and Harris counties to serve additional load.
Mass. lawmakers approve transmission easement for Vineyard Offshore Wind Project
Massachusetts lawmakers passed legislation authorizing the Barnstable, Mass., Town Council to grant an easement allowing for the construction of transmission cables to connect the planned 800-MW Vineyard Offshore Wind Project to New England's electric grid.
Mass. offshore wind farm faces environmental statement delay, town permit denial
America's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm off of Massachusetts has suffered two setbacks with the denial of a permit by a town's conservation agency and a delay in the issuing of the project's final environmental impact statement by the federal government.
New York selects 2 projects for 1,700 MW of offshore wind
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed landmark legislation that calls for a carbon-free power system by 2040, including 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035. Cuomo also announced the selection of two offshore wind proposals totaling 1,700 MW that are expected to be in service by the end of 2024.
New York underpins clean energy goals with new $1.1B hydro investment
The New York Power Authority launched a $1.1 billion, 15-year modernization of the Niagara Power Project, an undertaking that will help the state realize its goal to shift to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040. Separately, the authority is moving ahead with its first large-scale energy storage project.
Fla. governor approves Tampa Electric's plan to repower Big Bend unit with gas
Emera Inc. subsidiary Tampa Electric Co. can move forward with plans to use less coal and produce more natural gas at the Big Bend Power Station after receiving final approval from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his administration.
Duke Energy Renewables to build 350-MW expansion of Okla. wind facility
Duke Energy Corp. subsidiary Duke Energy Renewables Inc announced that it will build the 350-MW Frontier Windpower II facility in Kay County, Okla., an expansion of the Frontier Windpower Project in Kay County that has been in operation since 2016.
Xcel Energy energizes 478-MW Texas wind plant
Xcel Energy Inc. has commissioned the 478-MW Hale wind farm in Hale County, Texas.
Invenergy starts operations at 302.4-MW Texas wind farm
Invenergy LLC said it achieved commercial operation of the 302.4-MW Santa Rita East wind farm in Texas, marking its 16th operating project in the state.