Among the many concerns that have emerged since the blackout occurred is the role of the regional grid operators generally in addressing transmission system reliability and disturbance control and, more specifically, the role of the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator Inc. (MISO), according to a report published this week by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.
Wind power developers bemoan the fact that abundant wind usually exists in regions remote from load centers, where there is rarely adequate transmission to connect wind-generated electricity to population centers.
Lost amid the general clamor of energy policy discussions is the realization that upgrading and strategically building new transmission lines would enable the U.S. to more fully use its abundant, low-cost coal resources and ensure access to reliable, affordable electricity.
More than 56,000 MW of an estimated 230,000 MW of new electric power generation announced in the Midwest since January 2000 has now been cancelled or delayed.
Excelergy® Corp. and Energy Solutions Plus Inc. announced Wednesday they have entered into a strategic alliance to enable energy generators, wholesalers and marketers to profitably do business in the new wholesale energy market currently being implemented by the Midwest ISO and the Southwest Power Pool.
The Midwest power market is characterized by a regional capacity overbuild, low prices, and the rapid evolution of the gigantic Midwest ISO, a forecast report shows.
After 18 months of retail electric competition in Ohio, progress toward meaningful electric choice for the state's residential consumers has begun to stall, a consumer group says.
Midwest ISO, PJM Interconnection, Southwest Power Pool Inc. and TRANSLink Transmission Co.'s participants announced Monday the execution of a Memorandum of Cooperation.
American Electric Power and the PJM Interconnection, LLC, have entered into a memorandum of understanding that would provide for AEP to join PJM, AEP announced.
The state agency charged with representing the interests of Ohio's residential utility customers released today a status report on Ohio's competitive electric marketplace.