Clean Line makes new pitch for $2.8B Midwest wind power line
For the second time in three years, merchant transmission developer Clean Line Energy Partners LP is before Missouri utility regulators seeking approval for a $2.8 billion high-voltage transmission line to deliver Kansas wind energy to the East.
State high court upholds Holcomb coal permit
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld the state's decision to permit the expansion of a coal-fired power plant that's been at the center of ongoing environmental disputes.
Consumers contend Buffett's MidAmerican Energy reaping PTCs at their expense
When Iowa utility regulators approved MidAmerican Energy Co.'s Wind VIII project in 2013, Gov. Terry Branstad (R) called the $1.9 billion, 1,050-megawatt build-out a "win-win" for the state.
PJM monitor rails against threat of 'contagious' subsidies
The ombudsman for the nation's largest electricity market railed against state-approved subsidies for existing nuclear plants within PJM Interconnection, saying the payments "threaten the foundations" of the grid operator's capacity market and the overall competitiveness of the PJM markets.
FERC just 1 hurdle in Great Plains Energy-Westar deal
Great Plains Energy Inc. notched a victory yesterday when Missouri regulators agreed to the company's proposal to fast-track hearings on its $12.2 billion buyout of Kansas rival Westar Energy Inc.