PJM reports new transmission construction on the Delmarva Peninsula. Delmarva is a notorious load pocket in Maryland/Virginia on the eastern shore, and has been struggling with increased demands for power and NIMBY concerns about building new generation and transmission. This report suggests that some compromise has been achieved, because there have been both generation and transmission projects in the past two years.
It’s also a good sign that the construction of private wires is getting more acceptable to local authorities:
For the first time, the plan’s transmission improvements include merchant projects. Merchant transmission facilities are not in a utility’s rates. Investors finance the projects and take the full risk of building them.