Wisconsin Regulator Advances WEGO’s $184 Million Natural Gas Line with Draft Assessment

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin issued a draft environmental impact statement for Wisconsin Electric Power Company-Gas Operations’ Lakeshore Lateral natural gas line, according to the Oct. 4 filling. The draft report identified impacts and minor route adjustments, with recommendations available in the final report. The new natural gas transmission would be approximately 46 miles in length,…

PacifiCorp’s Draft Long-Term Plan Seeks to Retire 4.5 Gigawatts of Coal-Fired Generation

PacifiCorp unveiled its draft long-term resource plan on Oct. 3 that proposes to retire 20 of its 24 coal units by the end of the planning period in 2038, reducing coal-fired generation capacity by about 4.5 gigawatts. The plan, which envisions about 7 gigawatts of renewables and storage by 2025, identifies battery installations as part…

Department of Energy Authorizes LNG Exports from $500 million Eagle LNG Project in Florida

The U.S. Department of Energy issued an order to Ferus Natural Gas Fuels, L.P. approving exports of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its Eagle Jacksonville Project, according to an October 4 press release. Under the order, Eagle LNG will have the authority to export up to 0.14 billion cubic feet per day of…

Federal Regulator Schedules Review for Kinder Morgan’s Acadiana Project and NiSource’s $470 Million Louisiana Xpress

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is scheduled to issue an environmental review for two natural gas compressor projects by February 8, 2020, according to a Sept. 24 press release. Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline LLC’s $145 million Acadiana project and Columbia Gulf Transmission LLC’s $470 million Louisiana Xpress project will have a combined environmental review. The Acadiana project,…

Illinois Commission Rejects Investigation of Solar Lottery Program

The Illinois Commerce Commission denied a request by solar developer Sunrise Energy Ventures LLC to investigate the Illinois Power Agency’s Adjustable Block Program lottery conducted in April to select projects for renewable energy credit, or REC, contracts, according to an Oct. 2 order.  The commission found that the lottery is within the discretion granted to…

Dominion Energy Has Another Go At $600 Million Plan to Upgrade Virginia Power Grid

Dominion Energy Inc. on Sept. 30 filed a second petition with the Virginia State Corporation Commission for approval of the first three-year phase of its 10-year grid transformation plan. The $594 million proposal includes investments in a customer information platform that allows for digital management of energy usage and nearly one million smart meters, which…