Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

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NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

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Industry News

FERC May Create Boundaries for RTO's

LCG, May 31, 2002--Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioners are concerned about utilities joining regional transmission organizations far from where they are geographically situated.

PJM Interconnection and the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator Inc. are beginning to solidify as RTOs, with the goal of developing a common market by 2005.

Midwest companies Commonwealth Edison, Illinois Power, and American Electric Power Co. Inc. plan to join the Northeast RTO PJM Interconnection.

While companies can choose the RTO to which they want to belong, FERC commissioners worry that the principles of natural markets and reliability might be overlooked.

FERC may consider creating incentives or regulations requiring RTO participants to join RTO's that are regionally logical and adjacent, although no specific intentions have been expressed .

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