All Posts Tagged With: "electrical grid"
JACKSON — The company planning a $3.5 billion transmission line between Wyoming and Nevada expects to choose a preferred route next month. A representative of Duke Energy American Transmission Co., owner of the Zephyr Transmission Project, told the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority that his company will make an announcement in late March.28Feb2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The California power grid operator and PacifiCorp creation of “Energy Imbalance Market” in the Western U.S. will use computer technology to exchange electricity at five-minute intervals, instead of by telephone every hour as was formerly the case.12Feb2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Utility and electricity generation industry leaders and western governors are set to meet at the Western Energy Leadership Summit in Keystone, Colorado scheduled for October 7-9, 2012. Several keynote speakers including summit Co-chairman Ben Fowke, CEO of Xcel Energy, Gary Greenblatt, Managing Director of Marathon Capital, Congressman Cory
Gardner, and Gov. Hickenlooper of Colorado.
A detailed federal review of a proposed $3 billion power line that would run through Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and Nevada and deliver power to the Southwest will be delayed about six months, a Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman said.5Aug2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
At issue are more than 6,000 miles of corridors for power lines; oil, natural-gas and hydrogen pipelines; and other energy-distribution systems that were carved out by the Bush administration as part of the 2005 Energy Policy Act.6Jul2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The newly formed joint venture says it is commited to using at least 2,100 MW of the transmission line’s capacity to provide wind power to California and the southwestern United States from the wind-rich areas of eastern Wyoming4Jan2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The White House said the move will create “thousands” of construction and operations jobs, while transforming the nation’s electric system into a “modern, 21st century grid” that is safer and more secure, giving consumers more energy choices. Two of the projects involve Wyoming.6Oct2011 | admin | 1 comment | Continued
There are political obstacles, but the main problem is this: Wyoming has run out of power lines connecting it to the rest of the country. And until it gets more, that epic wind is just moving dust and dirt eastward, one gust at a time.30Sep2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The report examined grid conditions in the Northwest Power Pool, including Wyoming. “Electric vehicles, coupled with grid-friendly charging, offers a great opportunity, right now, to help electric companies integrate additional windpower into our electric system,” said Michael Kintner-Meyer, PNNL staff scientist and study co-author.27Sep2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The report entitled Western Grid 2050: Contrasting Futures, Contrasting Fortunes finds that with intentional policymaking and planning today, the West can successfully transition to a clean energy economy that will deliver job, environmental and public health benefits for decades to come.25Aug2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The potential impact for getting distributed renewable energy generation from remote locations to load is huge, of course. Boiled down to its basics, the FERC is considering who pays, how much, under what circumstances and in what geographic footprint — a tall order to be sure.30Jun2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Backers of the proposed TransWest Express electricity transmission project are trying to accomplish something that has stymied developers in recent years: build a power line that crosses multiple state boundaries and bisects hundreds of miles of federal and private property.15Mar2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
In 2010, China overtook the US as the global leader in installed wind power capacity, representing yet another triumph in the much-hyped clean tech race between the world’s two largest economies. Looking beyond the numbers, however, the true nature of China’s wind energy development appears far more bleak.7Mar2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued