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First ROW grant in federal waters paves way for Block Island renewable energy access

The project as proposed would involve the installation of a bi-directional submerged transmission cable between Block Island and the Rhode Island mainland. The transmission system would connect Deepwater Wind's proposed 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm, located in Rhode Island state waters about 2.5 nautical miles southeast of Block Island, to the Rhode Island mainland and transmit power from the existing onshore transmission grid on the mainland to Block Island. The ROW corridor, which is about eight nautical miles long and 200 feet wide, comprises the portion of the transmission line that crosses federal waters.

Index ranks states on future-readiness of grid

Last year was the first time the GWA and SGPC published the GMI based upon the degree to which the states and DC had progressed toward the "Grid of the Future." The GMI is designed with future requirements for a modernized electric grid in mind.

Georgia Power hot on the EV circuit

Showing its support of electric transportation and Georgia businesses, Georgia Power has launched its new electric vehicle (EV) charger rebate program for business customers-- part of a larger electric transportation pilot initiative which includes promoting public education, supporting community charging stations for public use, enhancing charging options at select Georgia Power facilities and offering rebates for residential customers who install EV chargers at their homes.

Suffolk first in NY to receive storm mitigation loan

Suffolk County, New York will receive the first loan from the state's Storm Mitigation Loan Program. The $13.6 million loan-- made up of a $3.2 million grant and $10.4 million in no-interest financing-- is for wastewater and storm resiliency improvements at the county's Bergen Point Sewage Treatment Plant. 

Can storage be cost effectively integrated into the Texas grid?

Economists at the Brattle Group have found that deploying grid-integrated distributed electricity storage in Texas could provide substantial net benefits to the power system in ERCOT and its electricity customers. That is according to research commissioned by Oncor Electric Delivery Company, a Transmission and Distribution Service Provider (TDSP) in Texas.

PSEG investing in resiliency for NJ electric and gas system

Public Service Enterprise Group's (PSEG) 2014 sustainability report offers a close look at how the company is investing in infrastructure to improve the reliability and resilience of its electric and gas systems.  The report includes an analysis from Rutgers University, concluding that PSEG's 10-year, $8.1 billion transmission investment program will support 6,000 jobs annually and generate more than $4.3 billion in salaries and benefits to workers, as well as more than $640 million in state and local government revenue.

KEPCO aims to become foremost utility in smart technology

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) has energized its high voltage direct current (HVDC) high temperature superconductor (HTS) cable on Jeju Island's smart grid demonstration site. The 500 meter, 80 kV DC cable is installed in KEPCO's electricity grid.

Clean energy financing for resilient power projects

Although two years later, the experience of Superstorm Sandy is still fresh in many people's minds and many are still wondering how this can be avoided in the future. One way is through the installation of resilient power projects, such as solar PV with energy storage, to ensure against the devastating consequences of power outages from similar disasters.

Transmission facilities key focus of NYPA grid hardening plan

The New York Power Authority (NYPA), New York's statewide public power utility, is making strides in bolstering the state's electricity infrastructure against extreme weather events two years after the destruction of Superstorm Sandy, including continuing refurbishments and upgrades to NYPA transmission facilities-- which account for  a third of the state's high-voltage lines-- and microgrid feasibility studies on equipment applications to ensure continued electricity service for critical public entities in the event of disruptions on the statewide power grid.

FirstEnergy rolling out mobile apps for storm damage assessment

Smartphones and mobile computers are now are key part of Jersey Central Power & Light's (JCP&L) toolkit, allowing crews in the field to perform more efficient damage assessment to the electrical system and expedite power restoration efforts in the wake of major storm events.