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Expanding the Energy Imbalance Market Is the Right Way to Regionalize California’s Grid

Expanding the Energy Imbalance Market Is the Right Way to Regionalize California’s Grid Clean Coalition’s Doug Karpa and Craig Lewis argue that combining regional integration with a system of DSOs is a lower-risk approach to save ratepayers money and integrate renewables. To meet its ambitious renewable energy goals, California needs to make its energy system … Continue reading Expanding the Energy Imbalance Market Is the Right Way to Regionalize California’s Grid

Power play: How a small co-op wants to open #Nevada ‘s electricity market and own it

Power play: How a small co-op wants to open Nevada’s electricity market and own it Valley Electric Association is taking on NV Energy and dreaming big. The headquarters for the Valley Electric Association sits off a main highway with billboards advertising the casinos of Pahrump, Nev., a small desert outpost about 60 miles from Las … Continue reading Power play: How a small co-op wants to open #Nevada ‘s electricity market and own it

New Report: Growing western electricity market delivers increasing economic benefits, low-cost renewable s

New Report: Growing western electricity market delivers increasing economic benefits, low-cost renewables While most Americans support developing more renewable energy, very few that work outside the energy industry spend any time thinking about how its delivered to their homes or businesses. Likely even fewer are aware of recent developments that might help their own utility … Continue reading New Report: Growing western electricity market delivers increasing economic benefits, low-cost renewable s

#NV_Energy boasts “lowest-cost” #PPA s for 2 proposed solar projects

NV Energy boasts “lowest-cost” PPAs for 2 proposed solar projects NV Energy continues to add low-cost renewables to its resource mix, and is now asking the Public Utilities Commission to approve three new long-term power purchase agreements totaling 100 MW, all to be constructed in the state. These projects are particularly notable in light of … Continue reading #NV_Energy boasts “lowest-cost” #PPA s for 2 proposed solar projects

#Portland_General_Electric eyes spending up to $100M on energy storage

Portland General Electric eyes spending up to $100M on energy storage With costs plunging, Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) is prepared to pursue a lot more energy storage than the puny amount required under an Oregon mandate. In its quarterly earnings call on Friday, the utility told analysts it will soon propose spending between … Continue reading #Portland_General_Electric eyes spending up to $100M on energy storage

CAISO Touts Strong Q3 For Western Energy Imbalance Market

CAISO Touts Strong Q3 For Western Energy Imbalance Market The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) says benefits from the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) “remained strong” during the third quarter of 2017 (Q3’17). The grid operator has released its Q3’17 report showing that the western EIM produced benefits of $40.55 million for its five participating … Continue reading CAISO Touts Strong Q3 For Western Energy Imbalance Market

#NV_Energy pushes back on complaints of rushed rate hike for 500,000 customers amid concerns from state consumer advocate

NV Energy pushes back on complaints of rushed rate hike for 500,000 customers amid concerns from state consumer advocate Update Sept. 21: Ruling against NV Energy, Nevada utility regulators have ordered another consumer session after the electric company quietly revised a general rate application to raise electric rates for more than half a million customers. … Continue reading #NV_Energy pushes back on complaints of rushed rate hike for 500,000 customers amid concerns from state consumer advocate

Seven electricity providers plan to join CAISO western energy imbalance market

Seven electricity providers plan to join CAISO western energy imbalance market Seven electricity providers have announced plans to join the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) western energy imbalance market (EIM) over the next several years, which dispatches electricity-generating resources more frequently than other Western markets. Most markets in the West dispatch generation hourly. The CAISO … Continue reading Seven electricity providers plan to join CAISO western energy imbalance market

The Western U.S. Sub-Hourly Wholesale Electricity Market is Expanding

The Western U.S. Sub-Hourly Wholesale Electricity Market is Expanding Seven electricity providers in the western portions of the United States and Canada have plans to join the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) western energy imbalance market (EIM) over the next several years. The EIM allows for more frequent dispatch of electricity-generating resources in the region. … Continue reading The Western U.S. Sub-Hourly Wholesale Electricity Market is Expanding