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Power grid operator to consider canceling major transmission line projects

Power grid operator to consider canceling major transmission line projects

The state's power grid operator does not need a $3.3 billion pair of transmission line projects built through Maryland because the weak economy has slowed demand for electricity, the staff of operator PJM Interconnection has concluded. The staff will recommend that PJM's board cancel the Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway, or MAPP, and Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline, or PATH, because its analysis showed they are not needed to maintain reliability of the power grid, according to a presentation PJM released Wednesday. PJM's staff will recommend removing the projects from a 15-year plan at an Aug. 24 meeting of PJM's board of directors. Headquartered at Valley Forge,...

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