Check out the latest high voltage industry headlines in this week's news digest from around the web. Here are some of the top articles from this past week:
BOEM, Avangrid Finalize North Carolina Offshore Wind Lease
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has finalized a lease with Avangrid Renewables for a 122,405-acre wind area offshore North Carolina. In March, Avangrid placed a winning bid of $9,066,650 for the Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Area after 17 rounds of BOEM’s competitive lease sale.
Read more from North American Wind Power
California Utilities Finding Their Way on Renewables Integration
California’s utilities are at the front line of meeting renewable energy goals, but often they are not the ones leading the charge. The challenge for Southern California Edison is not adding renewables to its grid — the utility is well on its way to meeting California’s 50% by 2030 RPS target — the challenge is adapting to the rising level of distributed resources on the grid.
Read more from Utility Dive
Storage or Generation? AEP Case Could Help Answer the Question in Texas
The utility has proposed two storage projects to defer transmission and distribution upgrades. A decision from the Public Utility Commission of Texas is expected in December.
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PSE&G Installs Battery System for Microgrid Project at New Jersey Facility
Eos Energy Storage announced the installation and commissioning of a 250 kW | 1 MWh Eos Aurora DC battery system at the wastewater treatment plant in the Borough of Caldwell, NJ. The batteries are a central component of Public Service Electric and Gas Company’s (PSE&G’s) on-site solar-plus-storage microgrid that will help keep the facility operating during extended power outages.
Read more from Electric Light & Power
FERC Proposes New Security Management Controls for Grid Cyber Systems
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has proposed new cyber security management controls to further enhance the reliability and resilience of the nation’s bulk electric system. These include mandatory controls to address the risks posed by malware from transient electronic devices like laptop computers, thumb drives and other devices used at low-impact bulk electric system cyber systems.
Read more from Transmission and Distribution World
After One Month, 18 Percent of Puerto Rico Electricity Restored
A new report by the Energy Information Administration indicated electricity has been restored to 18 percent of Puerto Rico customers. That total comes one month after Hurricane Maria made landfall and caused major devastation on the island. Though power plants are being prepared to resume operation, Maria destroyed much of the territory’s transmission infrastructure.
Read more from Power Engineering
Ameren Making $130M of Repairs to Missouri Nuclear Plant
Missouri's only nuclear power plant is undergoing a nearly $130 million repair project that includes the first overhaul of its main generator since the plant began operating in 1984. The Callaway Energy Center shut down earlier this month for a regularly scheduled refueling and is expected to be offline for 60 days while repairs are made.
Read more from U.S. News & World Report