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‘Simple’ or a ‘Band-Aid’? ISO-NE leans toward Eversource/National Grid $49M solution for Mystic plant replacement

‘Simple’ or a ‘Band-Aid’? ISO-NE leans toward Eversource/National Grid $49M solution for Mystic plant replacement ISO New England in June identified National Grid and Eversource’s “Ready Path Solution” as the most cost-effective way to address transmission reliability issues following the planned retirement of the Mystic Generating Station in 2024. The $49 million project is inexpensive … Continue reading ‘Simple’ or a ‘Band-Aid’? ISO-NE leans toward Eversource/National Grid $49M solution for Mystic plant replacement

Gas-Heavy ISO-New England Braces for Steep Influx of Wind, Solar, Storage

Gas-Heavy ISO-New England Braces for Steep Influx of Wind, Solar, Storage While it is currently highly dependent on natural gas generation today, about 95% of ISO-New England’s (ISO-NE’s) interconnection request queue—a proposed total capacity of 20.9 GW—comprises wind, solar, and battery projects. That clearly indicates that developers in New England’s wholesale market “are looking to … Continue reading Gas-Heavy ISO-New England Braces for Steep Influx of Wind, Solar, Storage

Grid operators cancel travel, shift to remote meetings, as industry preps for broad #coronavirus absenteeism

Grid operators cancel travel, shift to remote meetings, as industry preps for broad coronavirus absenteeism Independent System Operators (ISO) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) responsible for operating the nation’s electric grid are working to limit the spread of the coronavirus, as EEI signaled companies need to prepare to continue delivering electricity with a smaller workforce. … Continue reading Grid operators cancel travel, shift to remote meetings, as industry preps for broad #coronavirus absenteeism

#Avangrid puts its foot to the floor on Vineyard Wind

Avangrid puts its foot to the floor on Vineyard Wind Avangrid Renewables, one of two companies behind Vineyard Wind, the first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the US, is exploring options to complete the project ahead of schedule, but efforts to secure renewable technology resource status in a recent capacity auction were unsuccessful Announcing details … Continue reading #Avangrid puts its foot to the floor on Vineyard Wind

ISO-NE: Offshore wind can cut costs, reduce grid stress during winter storms

ISO-NE: Offshore wind can cut costs, reduce grid stress during winter storms The recent ISO-NE report, released Dec. 17, shows how renewable resources can contribute to conversations about fuel security in New England and elsewhere, despite not using fuels themselves. The report modeled the expected production of three hypothetical offshore wind facilities near Massachusetts during … Continue reading ISO-NE: Offshore wind can cut costs, reduce grid stress during winter storms

Entergy completes nuclear power plant sale as it exits market

Entergy completes nuclear power plant sale as it exits market Entergy says it completed the sale of its shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to NorthStar Group Services, as the company takes another step toward exiting from the merchant power utility business. ETR calls the sale “a first-of-its-kind in the nuclear power industry – a … Continue reading Entergy completes nuclear power plant sale as it exits market

New England generators seek redo of FERC capacity order

New England generators seek redo of FERC capacity order Washington — Echoing retroactive ratemaking concerns raised by the chairman of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, generators are asking FERC to reconsider an order that could impact the price generators would get paid to delay the retirement from the ISO New England capacity market. The … Continue reading New England generators seek redo of FERC capacity order

A Divided FERC Approves ISO-NE’s Proposal for Regional Fuel Security

A Divided FERC Approves ISO-NE’s Proposal for Regional Fuel Security On December 3, 2018, FERC accepted ISO New England Inc.’s (“ISO-NE”) proposed temporary revisions to its Transmission, Markets and Services Tariff (“Tariff”) designed to address fuel security by a 2-1 vote. Among other things, the order enables ISO-NE to enter into cost-of service agreements with … Continue reading A Divided FERC Approves ISO-NE’s Proposal for Regional Fuel Security