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Overlooked in Energy Department report: A key role for transmission

TRANSMISSION: The recent Department of Energy grid reliability report highlights the need for “major transmission additions” to support more renewable energy. (Utility Dive)

ALSO:
• A Missouri county approves a controversial transmission line. (Kirksville Daily Express)
• Indiana Michigan Power announces plans for a $13 million transmission upgrade. (Daily Energy Insider)

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SOLAR: A system of solar carports at Michigan State University is expected to save the school $10 million in energy costs over the next 25 years. (State News)

UTILITIES: A proposal to offer electricity discounts to Amazon data centers in Ohio raises questions about impact on ratepayers. (Columbus Dispatch)

GRID:
• A Greek company with an office in Michigan has broken a key cost barrier in submetering technology — which can monitor energy use down to individual devices. (Midwest Energy News)
• Some major energy companies are seeing hydrogen as the key for large-scale energy storage. (Bloomberg)
• A survey finds a majority of utilities are planning to offer energy storage options to customers. (PV Magazine)
• How changes in the way PJM regulates frequency could impact the energy storage market. (Utility Dive)

NATURAL GAS: Officials in Springfield, Illinois approve tax incentives for a proposed new $1 billion power plant. (State Journal-Register)

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FRACKING: Environmental groups plan to appeal the approval of the first fracking permit in Illinois. (Illinois News Connection)

GEOTHERMAL: A Michigan community college activates a new geothermal heating and cooling system. (Monroe News)

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