A crew of transmission line workers from Illinois electric cooperatives recently found themselves on a relatively ordinary project under circumstances that were anything but.
A growing alliance of industry groups, environmentalists and government agencies are increasingly convinced that habitat restoration in rights-of-way corridors — including for electric transmission lines — could be key to propping up the region’s decimated pollinator population.
Wind farms are cropping up close to a network of transmission lines coming to fruition in several Midwestern states, bearing out the wisdom that where there is transmission capacity to spare, wind farms will follow.
Illinois’ high court will hear a long-running dispute over plans for a $2 billion high-voltage transmission line to carry wind energy from the Great Plains to the eastern U.S. grid.
A recent study highlighting the renewable energy capacity of the eastern power grid found differences in cost and emissions in a scenario that assumed significant new transmission capacity.
Missouri regulators dealt merchant transmission developer Clean Line Energy Partners LLC another small setback in its bid to win approval for the $2 billion Grain Belt Express project by rejecting the application on procedural grounds.
Bob Ambrose, retiring this year after lobbying for the one of the country’s largest generating co-ops for 34 years, shares some memorable moments from Minnesota energy history.
A bill moving promptly through the Kansas legislature appears to some observers as a back-door effort to interfere with the development of wind energy in the state.
The future of a major wind energy transmission project is again uncertain after Iowa regulators on Monday afternoon rejected the developer’s third request that it change the process for granting project approval.
As work on a wind-energy transmission line moves forward in other states, developers say the regulatory process in Iowa is holding back the project.