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Ventyx, EnerNex Corp. and the Midwest Independent System Operator (ISO) have been selected to conduct a landmark study for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory to help inform major policy decisions regarding transmission and generation planning, state and federal renewable energy targets and other facets of energy supply in the eastern U.S.

This comprehensive regional assessment will evaluate the operational impacts on the power system associated with increasing wind capacity in the region to 20% and 30% of retail electric energy sales in 2024.

The Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study involves multiple interconnected areas ranging from the Dakotas to Oklahoma and eastward to Maine, and includes Midwest ISO, Southwest Power Pool, Tennessee Valley Authority, PJM Interconnection, New York Independent System Operator, ISO-New England and Mid-Continent Area Power Pool transmission market areas. These areas constitute the study region of the joint coordinating system plan.

"EnerNex and Ventyx are relying on the Midwest ISO to build upon prior integration studies, work performed by the joint coordinated system planning study currently in progress and related technical work to produce a complete analysis, in addition to the development of multiple transmission plans for the eastern United States," says John Lawhorn, director of regulatory and economic studies for Midwest ISO.

The study is scheduled for completion in July.

SOURCE: EnerNex Corp.


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