New Analysis Quantifies Capacity Benefits of Grid United and ALLETE’s North Plains Connector Interregional Transmission Line

Grid United, a leading developer of high voltage transmission infrastructure, today announced the results of a comprehensive study conducted by Astrapé Consulting, highlighting the substantial reliability and capacity benefits of connecting the Western and Eastern Interconnections across three independent system markets – Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), Southwest Power Pool (SPP), and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO).

ALLETE, Grid United join forces to develop key transmission link to enhance reliability of the nation’s electric grid

North Plains Connector, a new, approximately 385-mile high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission line from central North Dakota to Colstrip, Montana. The North Plains Connector HVDC line will be the nation’s first transmission connection between three regional U.S. electric energy markets—the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, the Western Interconnection and the Southwest Power Pool. This new link, open […]