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U.S.-Canada electricity trade increases

U.S. electricity trade with Canada is increasing, providing more economic and reliability benefits to both the United States and Canada. Although the amount of electricity imported over the Canadian border is a small part of the overall U.S. power supply, the transmission connections linking Canada and the United States are an important component of the […]

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CenterPoint files to build $300M transmission line to serve Houston

CenterPoint Energy submitted a study to the the Electric Reliability Council of Texas ​(ERCOT) Regional Planning Group in July 2013 proposing the line to meet the critical need of the Houston Region. ERCOT endorsed the plan in April 2014. Representatives from CenterPoint Energy and POWER Engineers, Inc. held four public meetings between October and December 2014 to […]

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The U.S.’s energy infrastructure will need major changes, says Obama report

The U.S. electric grid will require major changes to reposition itself for the future challenges of climate change, new technologies, and national security in coming decades, according to a first-ever “Quadrennial Energy Review” released by the Obama administration. The report says our system for getting electricity stands at a “strategic inflection point” and requires “significant change” in order […]

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Power outage spikes PJM prices

A power outage that left 28,000 customers in the District of Columbia and Maryland in the dark also sent real-time prices higher, Platts reported. The locational marginal price for BGE exceeded $500/MWh, and Pepco prices reached approximately $400/MWh. According to a statement from the Washington, D.C., office of the mayor, the outage “was the result […]

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Market Monitor – ISO New England Rates Could Be Going Up

Sale of New Hampshire Power Plants Electricity rates could be going up for ratepayers in New Hampshire if Eversource (formerly Public Service of New Hampshire) successfully lobbies the New Hampshire Legislature to sell its power plants.  The potential rate increase stems from the fact that $400 million of new environmental controls at the Merimack station, […]

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