How to Make the Grid Secure

LCG March 1, 2021--February’s winter weather has brought a new level of uncertainty to the Texas grid, on top of rapid renewables growth and hot summer weather. Not only did the blackouts solidify the need to plan for extreme weather in winter and summer, but they also brought Texas residents, the governor, and the legislature into a public conversation about demand-supply planning.

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Long Ridge Energy Announces Plans to Allow Transition to 100 Percent Hydrogen

LCG, March 4, 2021--Ohio's Long Ridge Energy Generation is retrofitting its 485-MW combined-cycle power plant to use a blend of natural gas and carbon-free hydrogen, making it the nation's first large gas turbine plant to transition operations to hydrogen fuel.

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Industry News

Midwest Transmission Expansion Plan Receives ISO Backing

LCG, June 23, 2003-Key transmission expansion projects within the Midwest Independent System Operator (ISO) territory have been made part of a plan that would be implemented by transmission owners at a potential cost of $1.32 billion.

Examination of alternate expansion scenarios took into consideration eleven possible expansion plans, using four new generation investment scenarios. The Board of Directors for the Midwest ISO believes that reliability and lower prices will result from the plan's execution, by addressing new load growth and the need for reliability. The report issued detailed findings on 19 bottlenecks where congestion is pronounced or persistent, as well as ways to manage the congestion.

Jeff Webb, the ISO's director of transmission planning, said, "MTEP (Midwest ISO Transmission Expansion Plan) will help guide state regulators and other stakeholders in deciding which economic projects should go forward, and who the principal beneficiaries would be."
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