WIRES Developments

new! Presentation Materials from WIRES' 2016 Summer Meeting (July 2016):
Autry Warren, Operational, Economic & Policy Implications of Transmission – Distribution Convergence
Eliot Roseman, Postcard from the (T&D) Future
Jordan Bakke, Natural Gas and Electricity Delivery Systems: The Future of Pipes and Wires
Lindsey, A Technology Perspective: Dynamic Line Ratings
Paul Smokler,Transmission Lines, Natural Gas Pipelines and Wearing Seatbelts
Rich Hoffmann, Midstream Natural Gas Infrastructure Development: Opportunities and Challenges
Teresa Mogensen, CapX2020 Transmission Study
Will Kaul, Future Grid


WIRES-Brattle Report Released on Transmission Planning   [read the report] (June 6, 2016)

Presentation Materials from WIRES' 2016 Spring Meeting (April 2016):
AES Corp: Energy Storage & Advancion
Andrew Oliver, RES Energy Storage Solutions
Julia Frayer, Energy storage and the “Grid of Things”
Kerrick Johnson, VT Weather Analytics Center
Panel: Cyber and Physical Threats to the Grid

The Supreme Court Stays EPA's Clean Power Plan - What Meaning for HV Transmission Development? (February 10, 2016)

Presentation Materials from WIRES' 2016 Winter Meeting (January 2016):
Transmission and Renewable Energy, Brian Fritz
MISO’s analysis of EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Regional grid implications, Clair Moeller
Grid Planning and Operational Challenges Arising from the Electrification of the Transportation Sector, Dean Taylor
Transportation Electrification, Mark Duvall
High Capacity High Efficiency Conductors, M. Hutchinson
Integrating and Delivering Wind Energy, Rob Gramlich
Renewables Integration - The Grid Operator’s Perspective, Eric Schmitt
Electric Transmission [transcript], Geisha Williams

Presentation Materials from WIRES’ 2015 Annual Meeting:
Transmission & Grid Modernization, Stephen G. Whitley
NASEO Perspective on the CPP, Rodney Sobin
Examining Federal Greenhouse Gas Rules in the Electric Power Sector, Sue Gander

FERC Dismisses WIRES Petition Urging Stable Equity Returns For Transmission Projects (September 17, 2015)

Post-Hearing Testimony of WIRES re Energy Infrastructure Legislation (Before U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources – May 2015)

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 News

 

Clean Energy Profitable With Better Transmission, Winnipeg Free Press (July 14, 2016)

Senate Votes to Convene First Energy Bill Conference Committee Since 2007, UtilityDIVE (July 13, 2016)

Opinion: Wind Industry Is Moving to Taller Turbines. Will the Transmission System Be Ready?, Union of Concerned Scientists (July 13, 2016)

FERC Energy Infrastructure Update - May 2016

NYISO: Despite Efficiency, DER Gains, New Transmission Needed for Low-Carbon Grid, UtilityDIVE (July 7, 2016)

Modernizing the Grid: A Tugboat 'Trying to Turn a Big Ocean Liner', E&E News (July 6, 2016)

MISO Transmission Owners' ROE Should Be Lowered Even Further, FERC Law Judge Says, SNL Energy (July 1, 2016)

FERC ALJ Proposes Cut to MISO Base ROE to 9.70% [Report], Capital Alpha Partners (June 30, 2016)

US, Mexico, Canada Pledge 50% Renewables and Nuclear by 2025 in New Climate Pact, UtilityDIVE (June 28, 2016)

Report By Brattle Economists Provides Guidance On Enabling Canadian Clean Energy Imports For Clean Power Plan Compliance [news release] (June 28, 2016)

3 Transmission Projects That Illustrate the Importance in Modernizing the Grid, UtilityDIVE (June 24, 2016)

New Study Tells Us That Proactive Transmission Planning Will Save Us Billions of Dollars, And It’s About Time We Listened, The Hill (June 20, 2016)

8th Circ. Nixes Minn. Emissions Law But Can't Clear The Air, Law360 (June 15, 2016) [Read the Opinion]

'Should Have Started Yesterday': Why Better Transmission Planning is Urgently Necessary for Tomorrow's Grid, UtilityDIVE (June 15, 2016)

Clean Power Plan Rushes Resource Change: NERC (June 10, 2016)

House Energy and Commerce Committee and Energy and Power Subcommittee Are Launching a Review of Electricity Markets and the Federal Power Act, the Source of FERC's Authority (June 10, 2016)

Electric Transmission Investment Remains Strong, Overall; Fewer Large Projects Expected, TransmissionHub (June 10, 2016)

We Need Lots More Power Lines. Why Are We So Bad At Planning Them? Vox (June 9, 2016)

Old Habits Die Hard: Rethinking Transmission Planning, SmartGridNews (June 7, 2016)

FERC Staff Infrastructure Report for April (June 6, 2016)

OPINION: A More Perfect Union, HuffPost Green (June 6, 2016)

An Attack on the Grid? Power Execs Push Back on Koppel Claims, USA Today (June 5, 2016)

Grid Reliability Examined at FERC, With Vows for Vigilance on Emerging Issues, TransmissionHub (June 2, 2016)

The Western US Grid is Fragmented. Stitching It Together is a No-brainer. Vox (June 2, 2016)
The Energy Interstate, The Atlantic (June 2016 Issue)

Energy Companies Launch Critical Transmission Equipment Sparing Company, PR Newswire (May 9, 2016)

Study Finds Risk Analysis Key to Improved Transmission Planning [NARUC News Release], (April 27, 2016)

FERC Staff Infrastructure Report for March 2016

Seventh Circuit Upholds FERC's Elimination of Federal ROFRs

Editorial: Making Way for Wind Power, The New York Times (April 5, 2016)

How DOE is Leveraging Federal Authority to Ease Transmission Development, Utility Dive (April 4, 2016)
The U.S. Needs More Transmission. One Midwest Project Could Provide a Collaborative Model, UtilityDIVE (May 23, 2016)

New Report: Update to ACSE's 2013 Report "Failure to Act" Calls for an Additional $177 billion in Spending on the Grid Between Now and 2025 (May 2016)

DOE Says Solar Growth Demands a Different Kind of Grid (May 20, 2016)

Idaho Power CEO Talks Electric Cars, Transmission Line at Shareholders Meeting (May 20, 2015)

White House Official Says Infrastructure Permitting Process Needs Work, Morning Consult (May 19, 2016)

Transmission Essential for Robust Electric Grid, Morning Consult (May 13, 2016)

The Energy Interstate, The Atlantic (June 2016 Issue)

Energy Companies Launch Critical Transmission Equipment Sparing Company, PR Newswire (May 9, 2016)

Study Finds Risk Analysis Key to Improved Transmission Planning [NARUC News Release], (April 27, 2016)

FERC Staff Infrastructure Report for March 2016

Seventh Circuit Upholds FERC's Elimination of Federal ROFRs

Editorial: Making Way for Wind Power, The New York Times (April 5, 2016)

How DOE is Leveraging Federal Authority to Ease Transmission Development, Utility Dive (April 4, 2016)

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