Transmission

Clean Line Energy outlines route for Kansas-to-Illinois transmission line

Clean Line Energy is one step closer to their Grain Belt Express Line, a transmission line that will transport wind energy from Kansas to Illinois.

Developments in protective relays a game-changer for utilities

The use of advanced digital protective relay (ADVPR) technologies is changing the management and control of power grids. Capabilities have evolved, and more powerful intelligent modules have been added.

SRP's newest transmission line project passes another hurdle

The Salt River Project (SRP) is now one step closer to reality for their Price Road Corridor Transmission Line projct. SRP has received a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) from the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee.

Entergy Arkansas investing $62 million in grid upgrades

Entergy Arkansas has announced a $62.2 million investment in a new transmission line. The link will run 24 miles from Monticello to Reed, and is expected to begin construction near the end of 2015.

SCADA driven by grid automation in emerging economies

The global supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) market, is expected to grow from $23.2 billion in 2013 to $32.7 billion by 2020, according to Transparency Market Research (TMR), driven by increasing investment in the infrastructure development and wastewater management of emerging economies.

Italy-France transmission line is latest to cross borders in European Union

The European Union is making big moves in working together to transfer renewable energy across borders, and the latest transmission link will be between Italy and France -- traversing across the Alps.

180-mile Badger Coulee Transmission Line receives regulatory approval

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has approved a transmission line between Dane County and La Crosse, Wisconsin.

$500M PECO investment pays off in 700 completed infrastructure projects

PECO invests approximately $500 million a year to upgrade its electric system infrastructure, resulting in 145 completed reliability projects in the last three month of 2014 and more than 545 projects completed during the first three quarters of 2014 -- totaling nearly 700 projects.

PNM says settlement proposal will resolve all issues in its transmission formula rate case

Under the terms of the agreement, PNM will use a return on equity of 10 percent in the calculation of formula-based rates, which will be updated annually in June. The calculation is based on a historical test year with adjustments for projected changes to certain rate base items, including utility plant.

Transmission line to run 387 miles between Norway and Germany

A plan to link the German and Norwegian power grids will become Europe's longest high-voltage direct current power grid connection.