WIRES News

New WIRES Study Highlights the Risks and Costs of Not Planning For a Strong, Flexible Transmission Network (April 23, 2015) [Executive Summary] [Read the Report]

WIRES Comments for FERC Technical Conference re: Clean Power Plan, February 19, 2015

Jim Hoecker of WIRES Among Panelists for FERC’s Feb 19 Technical Conference re: Clean Power Plan

National Grid’s Flynn Heads WIRES Officers for 2015 (January 16, 2015)

WIRES Says EPA Power Plant Regulations Must Be Redrawn To Account for Transmission If Clean Air Initiative Is To Succeed (December 3, 2014) [Read the Comments]

WIRES-NEMA Comments on DOE 2014 Congestion Study (October 20, 2014)

WIRES Tells the U.S. Department of Energy We Need A Strong Transmission Infrastructure Policy (October 10, 2014)

New Report: New Technologies Are Both Boon to The Grid And Complement To Transmission Investment (October 6, 2014)

WIRES News Release: WIRES Grows by Two Major Transmission Providers (May 5, 2014)

WIRES News Release: WIRES Letter to DOE: Robust Transmission Should Be Job No. 1. (April 10, 2014)

Briefing Materials: Electric Transmission 201: The High-Voltage Grid: Its Operations, Challenges, and Benefits [Speaker Slides] [Video] [Audio] [Highlights] (March 28, 2014)

WIRES Filing: WIRES To FERC: The Best Security Is A Strong Grid (March 28, 2014)

WIRES News Release: WIRES Leadership Comments on Nomination of Norman Bay As Next FERC Chairman (January 31, 2014)

WIRES Looks Ahead to 2014 (January 1, 2014)

Duke’s Grigsby Heads New Slate of WIRES Officers for 2014 (January 2, 2014)

Transmission in the News


How Vulnerable Is the Nation's Power Grid to Attacks? NBCnews.com [video] (March 29, 2015)

Grid Regulator Eyes 'Safety Valve' for Power Plant Rules, Washington Examiner (March 31, 2015)

Another Voice: New York Must Upgrade its Energy Transmission System to Ensure Efficiency, Buffalo News (March 21, 2015)

February 2015 FERC Staff Infrastructure Report Released

Experts: EPA Clean Power Plan’s Legal Uncertainty May Have Lasting Impact, POWER (March 18, 2015)

US Senate Energy & Natural Resources Hearing: The State of Technological Innovation Related to the Electric Grid, senate.gov (March 17, 2015)

Moeller Calls for Infrastructure Siting Reforms, Platts (March 12, 2015)

US Government Provides Framework for 35 Percent Energy from Wind by 2050 [Read the Report]

Clean Line Energy’s Plains & Eastern Clean Line Featured on NPR (March 11, 2015)

Agenda for FERC's March 19 Meeting

New Transmission Line To Carry Wind Energy Not Met With Open Arms, NH Public Radio (March 11, 2015)

FERC Mulling Shape, Scope of Reliability Safety Valve for CO2 Rule, SNL (March 11, 2015)

Should Transmission Be Another Building Block for EPA's Climate Plan? E&E News (March 6, 2015)

Reports Clash Over Concerns about the US EPA Clean Power Plan, RenewableEnergyWorld.com (February 13, 2015)

GOP Releases “Architecture of Abundance” Legislative Framework, BreakingEnergy.com
[Read the “Architecture of Abundance Framework”]

WIRES Jim Hoecker of WIRES Among Panelists for FERC’s Feb 19 Technical Conference re: Clean Power Plan

WestConnect Plans $13.3 Billion in Transmission Projects Over 10 Years, Electric Light and Power (February 2, 2015)

FERC Chairwoman Predicts Big Changes From CO2 Rule, Argus (January 27, 2015)

Transmission Upgrades Help Wind Pass 10 Pct Threshold in Texas (January 26, 2015)

FERC NEWS: Sunshine Notice Issued for January 22, 2015

Xcel's Mogensen Is Coming to Save the Day, EnergyBiz (January 5, 2015)

Transmission Need Cited by Governors in Wind Development Message to Obama, Governors' Wind Energy Coalition (December 31, 2014)

Clean Energy Plan Would Bring New Power Lines to Desert [video], The Desert Sun (December 20, 2014)

CAISO Completes Order No. 1000 Regional Requirements as FERC Takes up Interregional Filings (December 18, 2014)

Senate Confirms Honorable to FERC [news release] (December 17, 2014)

PG&E President Shares Vision of Interconnected Energy Grid, IntelligentUtility (December 3, 2014)

GridWise Alliance Releases Report on the Future of the Grid: Industry's Vision of the U.S. Electric Grid in 2030, IntelligentUtility (December 2, 2014) [Read the Report]

Heinrich Introduces Bill to Modernize Nation's Electric Transmission Grid [Read the Bill]

COLUMN-Integrated approach needed to US electricity policy: Kemp, Reuters (November 21, 2014)

Feds Approve First Offshore Wind Transmission Line, Utility Dive (November 17, 2014)

Comment: Why The Nation Needs a National Electrical Transmission Plan Now, Governors' Wind Energy Association (Novemer 14, 2014)

Utility Companies Fear Grid Reliability Issues, The State Journal (WV) (November 13, 2014)

FERC Decision Significantly Expands Southwest Power Pool, Fierce Smart Grid (November 12, 2014)

Are Microgrids Ready For Prime Time? Not Until They're Standardized, ORNL Says, Smart Grid News (November 6, 2014)

Governors Urge DOE to Tap Little-Known Provision to Foster Wind, Governors' Wind Energy Coalition (November 4, 2014)

FERC Cuts New England ROE, FERC [see also: Opinion No. 531-A (October 16, 2014)

FERC Orders ROE Hearing for MISO, FERC (October 16, 2014) [Commission Decision]

FERC Addresses Southwest Power Pool Order No. 1000 Compliance, FERC [see also: Commissioners' Statements: Clark] [Commission Decision] (October 16, 2014)

How to Build High Voltage Transmission in America, Americans for Clean Energy Grid (October 8, 2014)

The U.S. Electric Grid Has a Baby Boomer Social Security Problem, greenbiz.com (October 8, 2014)

Regulators OK Canada-NYC Power Line, Poughkeepsie Journal (September 27, 2014)

Department Of Energy Approves Line Sending Canadian Hydroelectric Power To NYC, CBS News (September 26, 2014)

Circuit Court Decision A Boon for Clean Energy Transmission, Americans for Clean Energy Grid (September 23, 2014)

Electric Transmission: Connecting Investors to Economic Moats and Growth, Intelligent Utility (September 20, 2014)

FERC Staff Issues Quarterly Update on Gas-Electric Coordination (September 18, 2014)

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