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Rain, sleet or snow – wind works as part of a resilient grid

Rain, sleet or snow – wind works as part of a resilient grid Extreme weather like this week’s plunging temperatures is becoming easier for power grid operators to manage, thanks to an increasingly diverse electricity supply including more low-cost, reliable wind generation. The strength of the U.S. electricity system is on display this week even … Continue reading Rain, sleet or snow – wind works as part of a resilient grid

The #Polar_Vortex of 2014 was bad, Perry’s resiliency proposal of 2017 is worse

The Polar Vortex of 2014 was bad, Perry’s resiliency proposal of 2017 is worse When Energy Secretary Rick Perry testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee last month, much of the discussion focused on the Department of Energy’s new directive aimed at enhancing the power grid’s reliability. The secretary repeatedly returned to a single … Continue reading The #Polar_Vortex of 2014 was bad, Perry’s resiliency proposal of 2017 is worse

Initial Comments on DOE ’s Proposed Grid Resiliency Rule Raise Issues and Draw Battle Lines Before FERC

Initial Comments on DOE’s Proposed Grid Resiliency Rule Raise Issues and Draw Battle Lines Before FERC The “Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule” submitted in late September by the Secretary of Energy for consideration by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)[1] has attracted the proverbial avalanche of initial comments from a broad spectrum of interests, including former … Continue reading Initial Comments on DOE ’s Proposed Grid Resiliency Rule Raise Issues and Draw Battle Lines Before FERC

DOE ’s Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule Offers Hope for Nearly Extinct Coal, Nuclear Plants

DOE’s Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule Offers Hope for Nearly Extinct Coal, Nuclear Plants The U.S. Department of Energy’s recently-proposed grid resiliency rule offers new hope for nearly-extinct coal plants and endangered nuclear power plants operating in competitive organized wholesale power markets and, if successful, would deliver results on one of President Donald Trump’s signature campaign … Continue reading DOE ’s Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule Offers Hope for Nearly Extinct Coal, Nuclear Plants

FERC and Wholesale Market Stakeholders Prepare Responses to Proposed Rule on Grid Resiliency

FERC and Wholesale Market Stakeholders Prepare Responses to Proposed Rule on Grid Resiliency On September 29, 2017, the Secretary of Energy submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of proposed rulemaking to support electric grid resiliency. The notice states that changes to wholesale market pricing rules are necessary to avoid premature retirements of … Continue reading FERC and Wholesale Market Stakeholders Prepare Responses to Proposed Rule on Grid Resiliency

DOE ‘s Grid Resiliency NOPR Target of Sharp Criticism at House Subcommittee Hearing

DOE’s Grid Resiliency NOPR Target of Sharp Criticism at House Subcommittee Hearing All six witnesses at a House Committee on Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Thursday said they oppose for both process and substance reasons the Department of Energy’s (DOE) recent proposal to provide reliability and resiliency compensation to coal and nuclear baseload generators. Several … Continue reading DOE ‘s Grid Resiliency NOPR Target of Sharp Criticism at House Subcommittee Hearing

#Senate_Energy_Committee Talks Energy Storage, Hurricane Response, and Grid Resiliency

Senate Energy Committee Talks Energy Storage, Hurricane Response, and Grid Resiliency On Tuesday, October 4, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a full committee hearing to discuss the status and future of energy storage technologies. Committee Chairman Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL) opened the hearing discussing the recent massive power outages caused … Continue reading #Senate_Energy_Committee Talks Energy Storage, Hurricane Response, and Grid Resiliency