Posts Tagged ‘transmission’

New path eyed for high-voltage transmission lines in Idaho

Federal officials have released their latest analysis on proposed routes for two high-voltage transmission lines in southwestern Idaho intended to modernize the Pacific Northwest's energy grid. The 183-page draft environmental assessment released by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management late last week covers two segments of the Gateway West project proposed by Idaho Power and […]

Rocky Mountain Power seeks OK for Idaho wind power, transmission projects

Rocky Mountain Power recently filed an application with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission for an order granting certificates of public convenience and necessity to build, or approval to acquire, four new Wyoming wind resources with a total capacity of 860 MW . View full post on Wind Power News

BLM approves final routes for Gateway West transmission line

The Bureau of Land Management has authorized the final routes connecting the high-voltage Gateway West transmission line project between southwestern Idaho and central Wyoming. The BLM's Record of Decision, signed Friday, means Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power can build and operate 321 miles of 500-kilovolt transmission lines on public land in Idaho's Gooding, Elmore, […]

Transmission lines, often contested, expected with Clean Power Plan

If one were to sketch how the electric power sector could adapt to meet new clean energy regulations, it would be logical to draw some wind mills and solar farms in areas with constant breeze and abundant sunshine. Renewable energy sources like wind and solar stand to balloon as one of the biggest ways that […]

Renewable energy efforts stymied by transmission roadblocks

Mike McKeown opens the back door of his Missouri farm house and is met with a chilly gust. “Stupid wind,” he mutters. View full post on Wind Power News

Transmission developer: Oklahoma wind power could work for Georgia Power

Clean Line Energy Partners told the Georgia Public Service Commission in Sept. 10 testimony that wind power from Oklahoma could help serve the capacity needs of Georgia Power . View full post on Wind Power News

Next Wind Energy Challenge: Transmission Lines

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa- Governor Branstad called on the Federal Government to look at Iowa’s entire renewable energy strategy going back as far as 1983. The Governor, speaking before the Iowa Wind Energy Association said new efforts by the government to assess clean energy generation only go back as far as 2005. View full post […]

DOE: Wind power growth accompanies new transmission

A recently-released report on the U.S. Wind Market in 2014 cites the close relationship between the growth of wind power and new electric transmission infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Energy 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report was released on Aug. 10 and shows that total installed wind power capacity in the United States grew at a […]

Balfour Beatty sells Thanet windfarm transmission system stake

Troubled infrastructure group disposes of 80% holding in Thanet Ofto project for £40m Balfour Beatty has sold 80% of the transmission system for a windfarm off the coast of Kent to an infrastructure investment fund. Sale of the stake in the Thanet offshore transmission project (Thanet Ofto) to Equitix will release £40m to Balfour Beatty. […]

New Transmission Lines To Carry Oklahoma Wind Energy To Tennessee

New Transmission Lines To Carry Oklahoma Wind Energy To Tennesse – – Oklahoma City, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports Getting power from wind farms will require 720 miles of new transmission lines from the panhandle across Oklahoma and Arkansas and into Tennessee. Getting power from wind farms will require 720 miles of […]