Tag: transmission lines

Expanding the US Grid: DOE announces USD13 billion BIL funding for transmission

The Biden Administration has been working on advancing transmission buildout to deliver 100 per cent clean electricity by 2035 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 50-52 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. To support these goals, huge dedicated federal funding allocations have been made for grid modernisation under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in November 2021.

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Drones and Robotics : Offers cost effective solutions to power industry

Drones and Robotics have quickly found their places in electricity sector. Their cost effectiveness and ease of use, are expanding their employability in the industry. Use of drones and robotics for power grid inspection brings several advantages such as higher safety and low risks to maintenance technicians, reduction in maintenance equipment downtime, enhanced accuracy in data collection of an asset’s condition, reduced staffing need and associated employment cost, and more accurate asset inventory management. 

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MISO’s Clean Energy Transmission Expansion: Report

Over the last few years, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) developed a new plan for a set of lines (known
as Tranche 1) in its region that would enable around 56 gigawatts (GW) of new renewables. This plan was based on scenario modeling of state and utility emissions reduction goals that showed carbon emissions falling by more than 60% in 2040 from 2005 levels. The Tranche 1 portfolio was approved by the MISO Board of Directors on July 25, 2022.

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