In the news today…
- Thanks to The Frankfort State Journal (KY) and The Bakersfield Californian (CA) for carrying my op-ed arguing that the EPA’s suite of rules targeting the coal fleet is undermining grid reliability.
- Reuters reports that grid connection applications surge in the Western U.S. amid soaring demand for renewable energy projects, posing a test for grid operators.
- Capital-Journal reports Kansas regulators approve plans for a controversial transmission line that would connect a nuclear plant to a substation in Missouri.
- KSTP reports that transmission build-out delays threaten Minnesota’s ability to reach a 100% carbon-free electricity target by 2040.
- NPR reports the Oglala Lakota Nation’s attempt to build wind energy on tribal land in South Dakota has been delayed by grid interconnection delays.
- Reuters reports that electric utilities and other stakeholders have asked President Joe Biden to convene an “Electrical Steel Summit” with manufacturers to address the “supply chain crisis.” A U.S. electrical steel shortage threatens the energy transition and recovery from power outages.