Latest Power and communication line construction News

Energy secretary: Offshore wind brings 'gust' of job growth

Dec. 02, 2021 16:58 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Thursday that the administration's goal for offshore wind and the projects being developed now represent a “gust of job growth throughout the country.” Granholm visited a new offshore wind...

LG&E agrees to $750K civil penalty in air pollution case

Dec. 02, 2021 04:05 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Gas & Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $750,000 civil penalty and permanently limit emissions from its Mill Creek Station coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, the U.S. Justice Department said. A proposed agreement was filed Wednesday...

New Texas rules after blackout, but not for this winter

Nov. 30, 2021 18:44 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Regulators of Texas' oil and gas industry that buckled during February's deadly freeze moved Tuesday toward making some producers more prepared for cold weather, but not in time for this winter as the nation's power grid monitor warned the state is still at risk of...

Indiana's top electric provider seeks rate increase approval

Nov. 26, 2021 09:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest electric utility is seeking regulatory approval to raise its rates 1% every year until 2029 to pay for an $1.9 billion upgrade aimed at hardening its electric grid against severe weather. Plainfield-based Duke Energy Indiana filed...

Newsom names energy adviser as state's top utility regulator

Nov. 22, 2021 20:26 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has named his senior adviser on energy policy as the next president of the powerful state body that regulates utilities. Alice Reynolds is set to lead the five-member California Public Utilities Commission...

Construction temporarily halted on $1B transmission line

Nov. 19, 2021 18:51 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The developer of a $1 billion electric transmission line is suspending construction at the request of Maine’s governor after she certified election results Friday in which residents firmly opposed the project. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills had...

Backers of $1 billion power line to take Canadian hydropower into New England agree to suspend construction

Nov. 19, 2021 16:42 PM EST
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Backers of $1 billion power line to take Canadian hydropower into New England agree to suspend construction.

Power line debate: Clean energy or environmental harm?

Nov. 15, 2021 01:04 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Stress dissolves when Dena Kurt is out on the water. She paddles on the Mississippi River around 15 hours a week, but she might be on the river twice as long while training for marathon canoe races. “My favorite times to paddle are early in the...

Power line vote challenged in court; no halt to construction

Nov. 03, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine residents overwhelmingly voted to halt a $1 billion electric line that is already under construction, but that doesn’t spell the end of the polarizing project in the state's western woods. Workers reported for duty constructing the power...

Polls close in Maine with no reported problems

Nov. 02, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Polls have closed in Maine after voters had their say on a 145-mile power line to serve as a conduit for Canadian hydropower and a constitutional amendment to enshrine residents' right to grow, raise, harvest and produce their own food. Secretary...