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  1. FirstEnergy completes substation to boost service reliability for customers in Ohio

    FirstEnergy energized $30 million transmission project in Elyria, Ohio , to meet rising demand for electricity driven by commercial and industrial load growth in the area. The centerpiece of the project is a new 345/138-kV substation that will increase the electric capacity available to serve Ohio Edison customers in Elyria, Lorain, Sheffield Lake and Vermilion, as well as provide FirstEnergy with greater flexibility to operate the local transmission network. The project also required the construction of eight transmission lines supported by 36 new tower structures, which were needed to connect existing power lines in the area to the new substation.  FirstEnergy and its affiliates worked closely with property owners to acquire the necessary easements and to build the new transmission lines with as little disruption as possible. Construction began in late 2015 after the substation was approved by the Ohio Power Siting Board, and the new facilities were energized ahead of a December 2016 in-service deadline. "The new substation will provide a significant reinforcement to the electric system across our region and ensure that the grid can support commercial and industrial activity in Lorain County," said Randy Frame, regional president of Ohio Edison. "The construction work was completed safely, on time, and within budget, with minimal impact on local communities and property owners." The project is part of FirstEnergy's Energizing the Future initiative, a $4.2 to $5.8 billion investment program in electric transmission infrastructure between 2017-2021 that involves upgrading and strengthening the grid to meet the future demands of customers and communities.  Key factors driving this major investment in FirstEnergy's transmission system include replacing existing equipment with advanced technologies designed to enhance system reliability; meeting projected load growth driven by shale gas-related activity and other development in the region; as well as reinforcing the system in light of power plant deactivations.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  2. In energy review, DOE calls for upgrading power grid technology

    DOE said that of the initial report’s 63 recommendations, 21 are fully or partially reflected in federal law and 29 have been fully implemented through actions by the administration

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  3. Renewable power with smart inverters compete with traditional power plants

    The California ISO said in its statement that it plans to present its test results to NERC and other technical review committees

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  4. Oil and Gas: Oil pipeline safety rule scaled back after cost objections

    President Barack Obama's administration scaled back new safety measures for the sprawling network of fuel pipelines that crisscross the United States on Friday, following oil industry complaints that proposed changes would cost companies billions of dollars.

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  1. PHMSA issues final rule aimed at improving liquids pipeline safety

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  2. Sterlite Power project to build transmission projects in India

    Sterlite Power, Indian developer of independent power transmission systems, commissioned the Purulia-Kharagpur Transmission Project 

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  3. ITC wins DOE permit for Lake Erie transmission project

    A DOE Presidential Permit is required for international border-crossing projects 

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  4. ABB to build transmission 'mega project' in India

    New link across over 1,800 km will be capable of bringing electricity to more than 80 million people

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    Wed, 11 Jan 2017

  5. SoCalGas to use fiber optic technology to monitor gas pipelines in real time

    Southern California Gas Company will be one of the first natural gas utilities in the U.S. to incorporate innovative fiber optic cable technology to detect impacts and leaks along its transmission and high-pressure gas pipeline systems. 

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

  6. IEA: Brazil, Mexico, others must adapt transmission to renewable potential

    All those countries adding renewable energy potential will need to adapt their transmission system to better fit their renewable energy resources whether its hydro, wind or solar

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    Mon, 9 Jan 2017

  7. ABB wins $100 million order to upgrade historic HVDC link in the U.S.

    ABB won an order worth more than $100 million from the U.S. utility LADWP 

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    Wed, 11 Jan 2017

  8. FirstEnergy transmission line rebuild completed in Ohio

    The rebuilt transmission line went into service in mid-December

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

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