Utilities And Transmission



Democratic bill would tie Texas to the national grid

By Rebekah Alvey 02/15/24
On the third anniversary of one of Texas' largest grid failures, Democrats have introduced a bill to connect the state to the national grid to address reliability concerns.
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State lawmakers want to peel back the curtain at the nation’s biggest electrical grid operator

By Robert Zullo 02/08/24
Last year, Del. Lorig Charkoudian (D-Montgomery) was on her own when she filed legislation seeking to force her state’s utilities to reveal votes at the grid operator that coordinates the flow of electricity for 65…
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CU Boulder finds U.S. utilities on track to hit 100% renewable energy by 2060

By Olivia Doak 02/06/24
A University of Colorado Boulder study found that utility companies nationwide are moving faster toward decarbonizing than state mandates, with companies leading the energy transition without waiting for policy to catch up.
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Biden, Congress struggle to overcome transmission lag

By James Osborne 02/05/24
President Joe Biden came into office three years ago calling for a historic expansion of the nation’s power grid to allow the movement of electricity from wind farms in Texas to cities in the east…
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9 US power sector trends to watch in 2024

By Robert Walton and others 01/10/24
The U.S. clean energy transition is expected to accelerate this year, buoyed by recent policy and other actions, but transmission and financing are among its challenges. The following is a snapshot of some of the…
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Could 2024 be a breakout year for the transmission grid?

By Jeff St. John 01/03/24
It’s hard to solve a challenge as sprawling and complex as doubling or tripling the scale of the transmission grids across the U.S. in a little over a decade. But the country’s climate and clean…
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Michigan’s new clean energy package is historic for the country, not just the Midwest

By Laura Sherman 12/14/23
The biggest energy policy event in the Midwest this year came on Nov. 28 when Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a package of bills into law that will quadruple Michigan’s renewable energy standard, move to…
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