Western Electricity Coordinating Council releases its first-ever transmission plan for the Western Interconnection.
The Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) announced the release of its first 10-Year Regional Transmission Plan (Plan) for the Western Interconnection. The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability awarded WECC a $14.5 million grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand on its transmission planning activities.
On Friday, October 21, 2011 the Department of Energy will hold a public meeting from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, MD to provide information and receive comments from the public on directions for a potential research effort on batteries and energy storage.
The Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday October 19 and Thursday October 20, 2011 at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia. The Federal Register Notice contains additional information on the purpose of the committe, the tentative agenda for the meeting, and the opportunities for public participation. The final agenda is now available.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), and the National Association of State Energy Officials invite you to participate in the 2011 – 2012 Winter Fuels Outlook Conference. This important supply and demand forecast event will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20001.
The Department of Energy, in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, has released a draft of the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline for public comment.
The Department of Energy is considering whether to delegate to FERC its authorities related to the conduct of congestion studies and the designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.
The Year-in-Review provides an overview of the events that occurred in 2010: disruptions and additions to energy infrastructure in the United States as well as international events of importance to U.S. energy supplies. The report is organized like the Energy Assurance Daily.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected an integrated team of professionals from three environmental consulting firms to prepare the DOE Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) addressing the Northern Pass Presidential Permit application and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the group.