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FERC finalizes #PURPA overhaul in move Glick says “discourages” small solar development

FERC finalizes PURPA overhaul in move Glick says “discourages” small solar development FERC’s move Thursday is a win for utilities that in some states will have to pay QFs less for the avoided cost of power than they did under the previous rules. Utilities have long decried PURPA as a mechanism that unfairly benefits solar … Continue reading FERC finalizes #PURPA overhaul in move Glick says “discourages” small solar development

FERC affirms Exelon can recover LNG facility’s costs from ratepayers

FERC affirms Exelon can recover LNG facility’s costs from ratepayers New York — Exelon’s Mystic River 8 and 9 natural gas-fired units will be authorized to recover nearly all of the Everett Marine LNG Terminal’s fixed operating costs under a series of orders issued July 17 by a split Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. At issue … Continue reading FERC affirms Exelon can recover LNG facility’s costs from ratepayers

Reactive Power Rate Certainty Delayed; FERC Establishes Paper Hearing Procedures

Reactive Power Rate Certainty Delayed; FERC Establishes Paper Hearing Procedures Those looking to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for certainty regarding compensation for owners of generation and non-generation resources for the capability to provide reactive power will have to wait a while longer. On July 16, 2020, in response to a petition filed by … Continue reading Reactive Power Rate Certainty Delayed; FERC Establishes Paper Hearing Procedures

‘Watershed moment in energy transformation’: Industry reacts to FERC Order 841 ruling

‘Watershed moment in energy transformation’: Industry reacts to FERC Order 841 ruling In the US, as with most other parts of the world, distributed energy storage can help homeowners and businesses to reduce the carbon footprint of their electricity use, back up their loads in case of emergencies and allow them a degree of energy … Continue reading ‘Watershed moment in energy transformation’: Industry reacts to FERC Order 841 ruling

#NRDC Sues FERC Over Orders that Threaten #NY Clean Energy

NRDC Sues FERC Over Orders that Threaten NY Clean Energy NRDC is suing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in federal court to overturn two FERC orders that thwart New York’s development of clean energy: an order targeting storage and an order targeting demand response resources. These FERC orders undermine New York’s State efforts to … Continue reading #NRDC Sues FERC Over Orders that Threaten #NY Clean Energy

FERC Publishes 2020 #Summer Energy Market and Reliability Assessment

FERC Publishes 2020 Summer Energy Market and Reliability Assessment On May 21, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Offices of Energy Policy and Innovation and Electric Reliability jointly published and released their 2020 Summer Energy Market and Reliability Assessment. The report provides an overview of key market events and data for the nation’s ISOs/RTOs as … Continue reading FERC Publishes 2020 #Summer Energy Market and Reliability Assessment

FERC greenlights PJM #reserve market overhaul, eyes synergy with capacity reforms

FERC greenlights PJM reserve market overhaul, eyes synergy with capacity reforms The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission May 21 voted 3-1 in favor of a PJM Interconnection proposal designed to more accurately value reserves but criticized by some as yet another measure to boost the revenues of struggling fossil fuel-fired generators. Commissioner Richard Glick, the sole … Continue reading FERC greenlights PJM #reserve market overhaul, eyes synergy with capacity reforms

#NJ Goes to Court to Fight Federal Order on Renewable Energy Sources

NJ Goes to Court to Fight Federal Order on Renewable Energy Sources State attorney general, Board of Public Utilities say energy regulator wants to ‘tip the scales’ away from clean fuels New Jersey on Monday appealed a federal order that would raise the price of renewable fuels used for power generation, saying the measure would … Continue reading #NJ Goes to Court to Fight Federal Order on Renewable Energy Sources

FERC Continues to Squeeze Renewable Resources Participating in Wholesale Electric Capacity Markets

FERC Continues to Squeeze Renewable Resources Participating in Wholesale Electric Capacity Markets On February 20, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“Commission” or “FERC”) issued several orders narrowing New York Independent System Operator, Inc.’s (“NYISO”) buyer-side market power mitigation rules in its mitigated capacity zones,[1] including NYISO’s proposal to exempt up to 1,000 megawatts (“MW”) … Continue reading FERC Continues to Squeeze Renewable Resources Participating in Wholesale Electric Capacity Markets