Energy transmission

A helicopter flies behind a series of diamond-shaped transmission lines as a worker makes adjustments.

Federal, state regulators prod utilities to consider technology for grid upgrade

BY: - August 26, 2023

Of the many challenges confronting the nation’s aging, straining electric grid, the need for a lot of new transmission capacity is among the most pressing, experts and policymakers say. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Energy said the nation will need thousands of miles of new lines to better link regions to handle extreme […]

In the foreground, sandals and flip flops. In the background, people in shorts in a water park trying to get relief from heat.

With summer coming fast, regulator issues electric reliability warning

BY: - May 20, 2023

As much as two thirds of North America could face shortages of electricity this summer in the event of severe and protracted heat, according to the regulator in charge of setting and enforcing standards for the electric grid.  “Increased, rapid deployment of wind, solar and batteries have made a positive impact,” said Mark Olson, manager […]