Press Releases & White Papers

London Economics 10.03.16 - Western Interconnect Announces Open Season for
                   Transmission Service Rights on the
                   Western Interconnect project

Western Interconnect LLC ("WI") today launche s the Open Season process to allocate up to 603 MW of transmission rights on its proposed transmission line in New Mexico . Through this Open Season, WI will solicit Transmission Service Requests ("TSR") from parties willing to acquire firm transmission service rights at the same rates, terms and conditions as offered to anchor customers on the line . The TSR submission window begin s on October 3, 2016 and will conclude on November 11 , 2016.   Read More...

 

White Paper 2.19.16 - Green Power Superhighways

The United States is home to vast quantities of clean energy resources - wind, solar, geothermal, and hydropower. Yet it lacks a modern interstate transmission grid to deliver carbon-free electricity to customers in highly populated areas of the country. President Obama has called for the United States to double the production of renewable energy in three years and to secure 25 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025.   Read More...

 

Press Release 08.29.13 - Tres Amigas developers eye underground line

The developers of the Tres Amigas "superstation" are proposing an underground high-voltage transmission project in New Mexico that would interconnect the Four Corners trading hub with markets in Texas and the Southwest Power Pool.   Read More...

 

Press Release 08.28.13 - Tres Amigas introduces the Concept of a Buried
                  HVDC transmission Network for New Mexico

Tres Amigas President Phil Harris introduced today the concept of a buried High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electric transmission network for New Mexico. Citing references to the success of the Erie Canal in New York in 1815, Mr. Harris discussed the parallels to New Mexico today, including the scoffers, challenges and decisions a single State can make. Julia Frayer of London Economics discussed the economic value to the State that could occur should such a system be constructed.   Read More...

 

Press Release 03.01.12 - HVDC-VSC: transmission technology of the future

A new hybrid HVDC circuit technology using voltage source converters is only half the size of conventional designs, but still keeps losses low - a big advantage for urban areas, offshore wind farms and other tight spaces.   Read More...

 

Press Release 01.10.12 - Joint Cooperation Agreement Executed Between
                  EPEX SPOT and Tres Amigas

Tres Amigas and EPEX SPOT announced that they have signed a joint cooperation agreement to enable the respective companies to share mutual expertise in the development and coupling of their respective markets.   Read More...

 

Press Release 08.04.10 - Tres Amigas appoints Mr. David Stidham as Chief Operating Officer

Tres Amigas, LLC today announced the appointment of Mr. David Stidham as the company's Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Stidham is a noted engineer with experience in electric utility transmission and distribution system design, as well as utility operations and regulatory affairs.  Read More...

 

Press Release 03.19.10 - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission grants Tres Amigas
                  market-based rates; requests further regarding
                  applications ERCOT jurisdiction waiver

Tres Amigas, LLC today announced that it received responses at a hearing on March 18, 2010 on the regulatory filings it submitted with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding the Tres Amigas SuperStation.   Read More...

 

Press Release 12.09.09 - Tres Amigas files with FERC for America's first
                  renewable energy transmission hub

Tres Amigas, LLC today announced that it has submitted filings with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting regulatory approvals needed to move forward with the Tres Amigas SuperStation, America's first renewable energy transmission hub.   Read More...

 

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