In the news today and from the weekend…
- Mankato Free Press reports that a recent batch of regional transmission projects approved by grid operator MISO includes a $689 million line from southern Minnesota into western Wisconsin.
- FarmWeek reports that Invenergy formally requests Illinois regulators for permission to build a section of the Grain Belt Express transmission line across the state.
- E&E News reports the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release a new rule requiring states to review the cybersecurity plans of more than 1,000 water utility companies, according to Anne Neuberger, the deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology. The anticipated rule comes after a hacker tapped into a water utility operating system in Oldsmar, Fla., last year in an attempt to increase treatment chemicals of the water supply to dangerous levels.