FACT CHECK! Transmission Pays for Itself, Saves Consumers Money

From AWEABlog, by Betsy Beck Studies show that expanding America’s electricity grid to meet 21st century needs more than pays for itself, and can even result in significant consumer savings. Improved transmission planning could save American families and businesses up to $47 billion every year, according to a recent white paper from the Brattle Group. […]

TEXAS: Don’t Pull the Plug on Renewable Energy in Texas!

Senate Bill 931, which has passed the Senate and is now in the State Affairs Committee of the House, would eliminate Texas’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and make the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) by utilities voluntary, pulling the financial rug out from under the entrepreneurs and investors who have made Texas #1 in […]

TEXAS: Wind Coalition Statement on Senate Passage of Texas Senate Bill 931

Earlier today, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 931 by Senator Troy Fraser.  The bill would end the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and would end the Texas Public Utility Commission’s discretionary authority under the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) program.  A link to the bill is available here. Jeff Clark, Executive Director of The Wind […]

KCC Approves New Transmission Line

ITC Great Plains to build new line between Spearville and Hays Topeka, Kansas – The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) today approved ITC Great Plains’ (ITC) application for a permit to construct a 345 kV transmission line extending 89 miles between Spearville and Hays (order attached). “After careful review and consideration of the evidentiary record, public comments, […]