FERC – Reliability and the Bulk-Power System

Filed under:FERC,Nuts & Bolts,Upcoming Events — posted by admin on June 16, 2013 @ 8:33 am

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July 9th – mark your calendars!

FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is at it again.  Join in on the free webcast, also no need to register, and it’s really stimulating stuff! “Reliability of the Bulk-Power System”  Doesn’t get much better than that!

FERC Webcast – Tuesday July 9 @ 9 a.m. EDT

This webcast could be useful, because we all know that Reliability and the Bulk-Power System are one of those conflated things, because the “Bulk-Power System” is about marketing and shipping everywhere and anywhere, and “Reliability” is more the inverse of these bul-power transfers, which can trigger instability by promoting such a high-capacity grid that the magnitude of the transfers, the long distance, and need for reactive power puts the system at risk.

CAPX APPEAL — DECISION RELEASED

Filed under:Uncategorized — posted by admin on June 10, 2013 @ 8:09 am

After all this waiting, it’s out, the appeals of the CapX 2020 Hampton-LaCrosse routing order has been released.  I have scanned and they affirmed both PUC decisions in the areas in question.  Horrible on the Cannon Falls part, and just what was expected for the Zumbro River crossing.

Here it is…

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Frustrating the way they acknowledge arguments and then blow it off… GRRRRRRR



image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace