Illinois EPA Issues Permit for New 1.1-GW Gas-Fired Facility

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 20:41:37 +0000

Environmental officials in Illinois have signed off on construction of a 1,100-MW natural gas-fired power plant sited near Springfield, the state capital. EmberClear, an energy company with offices in Houston, Texas, and Moosic, Pennsylvania, is behind the $1 billion project, which will be located near Pawnee in Sangamon County. The Lincoln Land Energy Center will […]

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MISO Lets Renewable Energy Genie Out Of Bottle With Biggest Ever Transmission Project

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 19:50:04 +0000

renewable energy MISO transmissionIn a brilliant case of epic timing, MISO announced a new transmission line plan for more renewable energy in the US midsection earlier this week, just two days before Senate Democrats reached an agreement on the new climate bill.

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NERC Warns of Mounting Reliability Risks, Urges Preparation for Challenging Summer

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 19 May 2022 20:10:17 +0000

An unprecedented array of risks—ranging from capacity shortfalls, extreme weather, extended drought, supply chain issues, cybersecurity, solar PV tripping, fuel constraints, to wildfires—could imperil the reliability of nearly every North American bulk power system (BPS) region west of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) this summer, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) warns in […]

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ERCOT, MISO Warn of Potential Power Supply Shortfalls

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 05 May 2022 16:49:05 +0000

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) over the past week separately expressed concerns about power supply uncertainties in the face of upcoming warmer-than-normal temperatures. MISO raised an alarm on April 28 when it said that it projects “insufficient firm resources” to cover the summer peak under typical […]

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Energy Groups Make Plans to Deal with Coronavirus; EEI Issues Bulletin

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:33:03 +0000

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The Edison Electric Institute (EEI), whose membership includes all investor-owned U.S. power companies, has told its members to prepare contingency plans for their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several U.S. grid operators already have announced measures designed to keep employees as safe as possible, while maintaining the reliability of the nation’s power supply. The […]

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NERC: Long-Term Reliability Uncertain Amid Rapid Changes to Bulk Power System

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 15:29:46 +0000

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Significant and rapid changes that are reshaping North America’s power sector will likely leave Texas and Ontario, Canada, with supply shortfalls over the next decade, and energy deficiencies could also occur during off-peak conditions in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) area and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) region, the North American Electric Reliability […]

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Polar Vortex Tests Resiliency of U.S. Power System 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:28:54 +0000

Brutally cold temperatures in the midwestern and northeastern U.S. spurred grid operator alerts as natural gas demand has surged, power prices have soared, and there have been forced generator outages.  The polar vortex, an extreme cold event characterized by back-to-back cold fronts, has so far prompted states of emergency in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. On […]

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