Transmission

PG&E Attempting to Dig Out from Wildfire-Related Charges, Reports $1B in Losses from Previous Blazes

PG&E Attempting to Dig Out from Wildfire-Related Charges, Reports $1B in Losses from Previous Blazes

Facing new criminal charges for its alleged involvement in a massive 2020 wildfire, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) CEO Patti Poppe said the combination utility is making “profound changes,” such as burying its power lines to significantly lower the risks of future fires for both California and the company. Speaking on a 2Q2021 earnings…

August 2, 2021
DOE Seeking Information to Reconfigure U.S. Energy Grid

DOE Seeking Information to Reconfigure U.S. Energy Grid

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) may consider a grid system that sources locally produced energy for regions, otherwise known as energysheds, as indicated by its latest request for information (RFI).  Unlike an energyshed, the current energy transmission system can carry voltage produced at a power plant to its final destination over about 300 miles.…

July 15, 2021
FERC Pondering Tighter Financial Incentives for Building Out Electric Transmission Infrastructure

FERC Pondering Tighter Financial Incentives for Building Out Electric Transmission Infrastructure

Federal regulators on Thursday suggested tightening up an electric transmission incentives policy designed to stimulate infrastructure development for the nation’s evolving grid. In its regular meeting, FERC approved by a vote of 3-2 a revision to the plan issued in March 2020 (No. RM20-10). In the supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), the Commission suggested…

April 16, 2021
U.S. Electric Utility Spending Climbing on Transmission Investments, Says EIA

U.S. Electric Utility Spending Climbing on Transmission Investments, Says EIA

Major U.S. electric utilities spending increased to $40 billion in 2019 from $9.1 billion in 2000, according to federal officials. U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) show the increased spending resulted from investments in transmission infrastructure, as well as operating and maintaining existing systems. In 2019, $23.5 billion was spent on new transmission, up 1% over…

April 5, 2021
INGAA Decarbonizing Gas Transmission, Storage, Aiming to Hit Net Zero Emissions by 2050

INGAA Decarbonizing Gas Transmission, Storage, Aiming to Hit Net Zero Emissions by 2050

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) on Tuesday made a bold commitment to work toward achieving net zero carbon emissions from their members’ domestic gas transmission and storage assets by 2050. The work, which builds on other efforts by INGAA’s members to combat climate change, is not tied to President Biden’s ambitious climate…

January 27, 2021
Dominion Canceling ACP, Offloading Natural Gas Transmission and Storage Business in $9.7B Deal

Dominion Canceling ACP, Offloading Natural Gas Transmission and Storage Business in $9.7B Deal

Dominion Energy closed out the holiday weekend with two bombshell announcements, disclosing Sunday that it is selling its natural gas transmission and storage assets to an affiliate of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in a transaction valued at $9.7 billion. It also has decided, along with joint-venture partner Duke Energy, to cancel the 600-mile, 1.5…

July 6, 2020
National Grid Looking to Canada to Lower New England Energy Costs

National Grid Looking to Canada to Lower New England Energy Costs

National Grid is turning to electricity from Canada to try to lower energy costs for consumers in New England, where natural gas pipeline constraints have raised concerns over reliability and caused price spikes during recent winters.

March 29, 2017

PHMSA Agrees to 30-Day Extension of Comment Period for Proposed New Rules

The Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) said it will extend the public comment period for proposed rules governing natural gas transmission and gathering lines by another 30 days, but it was half of what the oil and gas industry had requested.

May 10, 2016

PHMSA Agrees to 30-Day Extension of Comment Period for Proposed New Rules

The Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) said it will extend the public comment period for proposed rules governing natural gas transmission and gathering lines by another 30 days, but it was half of what the oil and gas industry had requested.

May 10, 2016

DTI’s Lebanon West II Project Gets FERC Green Light

FERC has approved Dominion Transmission Inc.’s (DTI) Lebanon West II Project, which would carry gas from Pennsylvania to Lebanon, OH.

November 23, 2015
‹ Previous 1 2 3 125