In the news today…
- Reuters reports that Grid operator MISO notifies utilities in its 15-state region to prepare all power generation sources to meet demand during this week’s heatwave.
- KSNW reports Southwest Power Pool officials say the regional grid operator experienced record-high demand on Monday because of the excessive heat.
- Wisconsin Public Radio reports that We Energies may delay Wisconsin coal plant retirements slated over the next two years to meet new capacity requirements and forecasted demand from a Microsoft data center.
- FarmWeek reports that an Illinois appeals court halts further work on the proposed Grain Belt Express transmission line through the state as it weighs the project’s constitutionality.
- E&E Energywire reports sea changes in how electricity is produced, transmitted and used are coming too fast for grid operators to manage adequately, according to a report issued Tuesday by a top-level committee of utility sector executives.
- Reuters reports that the Iowa Utilities Board kicked off a hearing that could last weeks for the largest carbon capture and storage pipeline in the United States, as residents voiced their concerns about possible ruptures in the $5.5 billion project. The 2,000-mile pipeline, proposed by Summit Carbon Solutions, would transport as much as 18 million tons of captured carbon dioxide from 35 Midwest ethanol plants to a North Dakota underground storage site.