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Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition letter to Senator Wyden
Devin Hartman
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Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition letter to Senator Crapo
Devin Hartman
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Strengthening Electric Reliability Through Markets in the Midwest
Devin Hartman

Every year, the Midwest electricity grid operator conducts an auction to secure enough resource capacity to meet its reliability target for the year ahead. But this year was different. For the first…

Podcast: How Do We Address Reliability Challenges Today and Into the Future? From EPSA’s Competitive Power Summit
Devin Hartman

From Electric Power Supply Association:

In recent weeks, the nation’s electric power supply has been called into question. Expected extreme weather this summer will drive up demand, and power…

So far so good for Texas power grid, ERCOT says — but more tests are lurking
Beth Garza

From Austin American-Statesman:
If you view the recent bout of triple-digit temperatures and record statewide electricity demand as a test for the Texas power grid, it’s been more akin to a pop…

, RealClearEnergy
Regulation Is to Blame for Our Grid Reliability Woes
Devin Hartman

Summer is here, and balmy weather has induced blistering debate over electric grid reliability. Recent reports from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and grid operators…

, The Center Square
McMorris Rodgers demands administration answers on ‘life-threatening’ blackouts
Devin Hartman

From The Center Square:

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation warned in late May that parts of the U.S. face the possibility of blackout in the coming weeks.

Devin Hartman,…

, Fox Weather
Texans worry power grid can’t withstand extreme heat after previous catastrophic failures
Beth Garza

From Fox Weather:
And some experts say the early-season heat could lead to brownouts and blackouts this summer.
“Am I concerned about blackouts this week? No, not really,” said Beth Garza, the…

, Utility Dive
MISO proposes giving incumbent utilities certain transmission projects in pending $10.4B buildout
Devin Hartman

From Utility Dive:

MISO’s proposal centers on its LRTP Tranche 1, a set of transmission lines that could support about 53 GW of wind, solar, hybrid and stand-alone battery projects, that is…

Reply Comments of the R Street Institute on the Implementation of Dynamic Line Ratings
Devin Hartman & Beth Garza

Comments from Devin Hartman, Policy Director, Energy and Environmental Policy and Beth Garza, Senior Fellow, Energy Policy at the R Street Institute on the Implementation of Dynamic Line…

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