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Energy Market Specialist, Hitachi Energy USA Inc.

Kent Knutson is a market specialist focusing on energy industry intelligence for Hitachi Energy.  He has more than 30 years of experience designing and developing intelligence products for some...

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This article by Brian EckhouseNaureen S. Malik, and Dave Merrill of Bloomberg sheds light on four major transmission projects that are making progress in development and construction. This is good news for the development of renewable projects and for improving grid reliability. The rapid growth in wind energy across the north-central states and Texas was made possible when two massive transmission projects were energized. The first was the $6.9 billion Texas-CREZ project in ERCOT involving 3,600 miles of mostly 345-kV construction built in 5 years (2008-2013). The second was the $6.57 billion (17-segment) Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) MVP project completed in 2021. These projects enabled the interconnection and transfer of electricity from hundreds of wind farms and improved reliability in the two organized power markets.


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