Critics say Dynegy’s proposal to switch southern Illinois’ grid operator will increase costs for ratepayers with little, if any, improvement in reliability.
MISO states could save billions of dollars complying with EPA carbon rules by banding together and applying strategies beyond the four “building blocks” put forward by the agency, according to an analysis by the grid operator.
In some cases, grid operators are stepping in and offering subsidies to keep uneconomic power plants operating in order to preserve grid reliability.
A running dispute between Midwest grid operators is heating up again in a closely watched case likely to affect the flow of power across the region and that could shape the build-out of high-voltage transmission lines.
Advocates say state efficiency programs and technological advances are paying dividends and fundamentally altering the landscape for utilities, regulators and consumers.
As more coal plants face retirement, the Midwest’s main grid operator wants to change its planning process to look further into the future.
MISO, which operates the grid for much of the Midwest, is in the process of expanding its territory to include much of Arkansas, Louisiana and parts of Mississippi and Texas. Why the change, and what will be the impact?
MISO approved a greatly scaled-down version of transmission line expansion plans for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. But critics say it is still unfair, given Wisconsin ratepayers will bear nearly all the cost.