GRID: Grid congestion is a key factor in wind and solar developers’ canceling projects in grid operator MISO’s territory over the past five years. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
• Wisconsin’s electric grid and efficiency programs earn a “B” rating from a coalition of civil engineers ranking the state’s infrastructure. (Wisconsin Public Radio)
• Grid operators MISO and Southwest Power Pool again fail to identify any beneficial cross-border transmission projects after examining 10 “routinely congested” areas in seven states. (RTO Insider, subscription)

***SPONSORED LINK: Start Your Day with CGA on October 9! Join us for a conversation with Miranda Ballentine, CEO, REBA, on Delivering a Renewable Energy Future and Transforming the Energy Marketplace for C&I Customers. INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ARE FREE! Click here to Register.***

UTILITIES: Ameren announces a 2050 carbon neutral target that includes about $8 billion in renewable energy investments, though much of its coal fleet would remain online through 2040. (Greentech Media)

OHIO: A Cleveland economic development organization calls on lawmakers to repeal and replace HB 6 to “remove the alleged stain of corruption on the law and to enable the restoration of the energy efficiency programs supported by our members.” (Cleveland.com)

PIPELINES: Critics say Enbridge hasn’t submitted enough documentation to the state of Michigan on the company’s plan to build a tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac for Line 5. (Michigan Radio)

EFFICIENCY: Wisconsin’s top utility regulator proposes doubling the amount of spending budgeted for a state energy efficiency program. (Wisconsin State Journal)

SOLAR:
A planned 20 MW solar project in northern Indiana that will sell power to the University of Notre Dame is on land with a historical connection to the school. (Inside Indiana Business)
• A fundraiser in Illinois will support solar panels and installation for at least two nonprofit organizations. (WSIU)
• A Wisconsin township seeks protections for roads, drainage systems and local tax revenue from the developer of a large-scale solar project. (Kenosha News)

WIND: Some rural Illinois residents living amid wind projects raise concerns about potential falling debris after turbines break. (Bloomington Pantagraph)

COAL: Utilities pursuing a carbon capture and storage project at a North Dakota coal plant criticize a recent study calling it risky for ratepayers. (Inforum)

TRANSPORTATION: A Democratic Congress member from Illinois introduces legislation aimed at lowering transportation-sector emissions while boosting demand for biofuels. (E&E News, subscription)

COMMENTARY: An Ohio editorial board says ratepayers across the state “deserve answers regarding the money trail behind HB 6.” (Columbus Dispatch)

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy has been a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News since 2014, following four years at City Pulse, Lansing’s alt-weekly newspaper. He covers the state of Michigan and also compiles the Midwest Energy News daily email digest. Andy is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Journalism School, where he focused on topics covered by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and wrote for the Great Lakes Echo. He was the 2008 and 2009 recipient of the Edward Meeman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Environmental Journalism at Michigan State.