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Linemen News: June

News Highlights from the Electric Power Industry.


Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1 – here’s what forecasters are watching right now

As summer in the Northern Hemisphere approaches, forecasters begin watching every bout of rainy weather between the Gulf of Mexico and Africa. Each counterclockwise swirl of wind or burst of puffy clouds there has the potential to organize into a life-threatening tropical storm. >> Read more

TSA directive adds teeth to pipeline cybersecurity oversight

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a cybersecurity directive for companies in the pipeline sector in an effort to better identify, defend and respond to threats, the agency said Thursday. The directive is a response to the recent ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline, which constrained fuel access to states along the U.S. Eastern seaboard. >> Read more

PSEG Power Closes Last Coal Plant, Explores Divestiture of Other Fossil Assets

“The retirement of Bridgeport Harbor Station Unit 3 marks the end of an era for the City of Bridgeport and the citizens who relied on its power,” Ralph Izzo, chairman, president, and CEO of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG Power’s parent company), said in a press release. “I’m grateful to the generations of employees who operated this unit safely and reliably for more than 50 years, and to the entire Bridgeport community for their support.” >> Read more

Long-duration hydrogen storage is a key enabling technology for the transition to a net zero carbon energy future.

This collaboration expands Mitsubishi Power’s capability to store hydrogen safely and cost effectively in salt caverns in strategic locations across North America. The nation’s largest brine producer, Texas Brine and its affiliates have salt positions in New York, Virginia, Texas and Louisiana that will enable access to major load centers in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and the Gulf Coast. >> Read more

Burns & McDonnell delivering EPC lead on west Texas energy storage project

Burns & McDonnell was selected by LG Energy Solution and Sustainable Environmental Renewable (SER) Capital Partners to provide engineer-procure-construct (EPC) services for three 10-MW/20 MWh lithium-ion, stand-alone battery energy storage systems.

The three facilities are located in the West Texas region. The project consists of owner-provided LG Chem battery racks populated with JH3 and JH4 modules. >> Read more

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