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Electric utilities spending millions to lower #wildfire risk

Electric utilities spending millions to lower wildfire risk SEATTLE (AP) — Private electric utilities in the Pacific Northwest are planning tens of millions of dollars in upgrades to reduce the risk that their power lines could spark wildfires during extreme weather. Utilities such as Pacific Power, Avista, Idaho Power, Portland General Electric and Puget Sound … Continue reading Electric utilities spending millions to lower #wildfire risk

#BPA, #Tucson_Electric_Power newest to join CAISO ‘s Western Energy Imbalance Market

BPA, Tucson Electric Power newest to join CAISO’s Western Energy Imbalance Market Bonneville Power Administration and Tucson Electric Power are the newest participants in the California Independent System Operator’s Western Energy Imbalance Market after formally joining May 3. WEIM now has 19 participants serving 77% of the demand for electricity in the Western United States, … Continue reading #BPA, #Tucson_Electric_Power newest to join CAISO ‘s Western Energy Imbalance Market

#Idaho_Power announces large-scale battery storage project to help with reliable service

Idaho Power announces large-scale battery storage project to help with reliable service BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Power will install 120 megawatts of battery storage, the first utility-scale storage system in Idaho. The batteries don’t generate electricity, but store power during periods of low use, according to Idaho Power. The company will need additional capacity as … Continue reading #Idaho_Power announces large-scale battery storage project to help with reliable service

Renewables Met All of #California ‘s Energy Needs for the First Time Ever

Renewables Met All of California’s Energy Needs for the First Time Ever The supply of renewable energy, mostly solar, briefly met the state’s total demand for energy on Saturday in a landmark moment for sustainability. For a few minutes on Saturday afternoon, all of California’s energy needs were met by renewable energy for the first … Continue reading Renewables Met All of #California ‘s Energy Needs for the First Time Ever

SDG&E Adds Second Energy Storage Facility in #San_Diego to Strengthen Grid Reliability and Advance Clean Energy Goals

SDG&E Adds Second Energy Storage Facility in San Diego to Strengthen Grid Reliability and Advance Clean Energy Goals SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Less than a year after it completed the Top Gun Energy Storage facility in the Miramar area, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today announced the completion of a second energy storage project in the … Continue reading SDG&E Adds Second Energy Storage Facility in #San_Diego to Strengthen Grid Reliability and Advance Clean Energy Goals

Constellation NewEnergy agrees to pay $4.7M to settle allegations it violated CAISO’s market rules

Constellation NewEnergy agrees to pay $4.7M to settle allegations it violated CAISO’s market rules Constellation NewEnergy sells electricity in California to “direct access” customers that opt to buy power from competitive suppliers. CAISO requires load-serving entities like Constellation NewEnergy to offer specified amounts of RA into the grid operator’s day-ahead energy market and, if the … Continue reading Constellation NewEnergy agrees to pay $4.7M to settle allegations it violated CAISO’s market rules

DER Aggregations in #RTO / #ISO Markets: An Update on FERC Order No. 2222 Compliance and Implementation

DER Aggregations in RTO/ISO Markets: An Update on FERC Order No. 2222 Compliance and Implementation In September of 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued Order No. 2222,[1] requiring Regional Transmission Organizations (“RTOs”) and Independent System Operators (“ISOs”) to adopt rules allowing aggregations of distributed energy resources (“DERs”) to participate in the … Continue reading DER Aggregations in #RTO / #ISO Markets: An Update on FERC Order No. 2222 Compliance and Implementation

Massive solar, battery storage project proposed in Maricopa County

Massive solar, battery storage project proposed in Maricopa County BUCKEYE, AZ — Another solar and battery storage facility is being proposed for an area in the Valley that’s expected to see massive renewable energy growth. Called Harquahala Sun Photovoltaic Solar Energy Generation and Storage Project, the development will cover more than 1,100 acres near the … Continue reading Massive solar, battery storage project proposed in Maricopa County

CAISO sets wind peak record; solar curtailments rise on surge of wind generation

CAISO sets wind peak record; solar curtailments rise on surge of wind generation The California Independent System Operator set a new wind generation peak of 6.178 MW, topping the previous record by 7.4%, the grid operator recently announced in its February Key Statistics Report. The record was reached at 12:56 pm Feb. 15, surpassing the … Continue reading CAISO sets wind peak record; solar curtailments rise on surge of wind generation