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PJM won’t delay capacity market order despite FERC impasse over rule changes

PJM won’t delay capacity market order despite FERC impasse over rule changes PJM’s decision to move forward with its capacity market auction this August reflects an extended impasse at FERC over how to handle renewable energy and nuclear subsidies put in place by states. Last June, FERC threw out PJM’s current rules because they allow … Continue reading PJM won’t delay capacity market order despite FERC impasse over rule changes

Ohio Lawmakers Announce Plan to Subsidize Nuclear Plants

Ohio Lawmakers Announce Plan to Subsidize Nuclear Plants Ohio lawmakers on April 12 announced a plan to provide financial support to the state’s two nuclear power plants by adding a surcharge to customers’ electric bills. The bill’s supporters said it also would generate as much as $300 million annually for clean power generation in Ohio, … Continue reading Ohio Lawmakers Announce Plan to Subsidize Nuclear Plants

#Limerick power plant unit shut down for refueling

Limerick power-plant unit shut down for refueling Exelon Generation shut down Limerick Generating Station Unit 2 for refueling on Monday, officials said. Exelon plans to hire more than 1,500 additional workers as the nuclear power plant in Montgomery County is refueled for the next several months, according to a press release from the company. “Hundreds … Continue reading #Limerick power plant unit shut down for refueling

#ARIZONA_PUBLIC_SERVICE ANNOUNCES ONE OF THE LARGEST SOLAR BATTERY PROJECTS IN THE US

ARIZONA PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCES ONE OF THE LARGEST SOLAR BATTERY PROJECTS IN THE US Arizona Public Service, the largest electric utility in Arizona, announced Thursday morning that it will add 850 MW of battery storage and 100 MW of solar generation by 2025, making it one of the largest battery projects in the country. The … Continue reading #ARIZONA_PUBLIC_SERVICE ANNOUNCES ONE OF THE LARGEST SOLAR BATTERY PROJECTS IN THE US

#Minnesota Legislature prepares for the introduction of energy storage

Minnesota Legislature prepares for the introduction of energy storage Legislators in Minnesota have begun the first steps to establishing fair or optimal market conditions for the deployment of energy storage, setting out rules for determining the value of storage to the network. Last week, five Senators unanimously passed Senate File 100 (SF100) which will set … Continue reading #Minnesota Legislature prepares for the introduction of energy storage

Enabling storage integration through market-driven procurements

Enabling storage integration through market-driven procurements Rising renewables growth shows mandates and incentives for them work. But customer demand for renewables has not slowed, creating a need for more energy storage to stabilize the grid. That need for storage is estimated to be significantly bigger than current build-out plans, driven by existing policies, are likely … Continue reading Enabling storage integration through market-driven procurements

Nuclear Power and #Pennsylvania ‘s Competition Act

Nuclear Power and Pennsylvania’s Competition Act Although it’s less well-known than the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act of 2004 (AEPS), Pennsylvania’s 1996 Electricity Generation Customer Choice and Competition Act may be the state’s most important energy law. Legislators are currently focused on amending the AEPS to establish subsidies for nuclear power. But understanding the Competition … Continue reading Nuclear Power and #Pennsylvania ‘s Competition Act

Winning in a more distributed energy world: 3 steps to utility success

Winning in a more distributed energy world: 3 steps to utility success A billion-dollar retail opportunity awaits utilities that turn reluctant customers into partners. In the U.S. power system’s transformation, customers’ traditional dependence on utilities is increasingly becoming a utility dependence on customers. This reversal is driven by diminishing electricity sales caused in part by … Continue reading Winning in a more distributed energy world: 3 steps to utility success