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Footprint rejects FERC staff allegations of misleading ISO-NE on fuel supply

Footprint rejects FERC staff allegations of misleading ISO-NE on fuel supply Washington — Footprint Power is fighting back against allegations that it submitted false and misleading supply offers to ISO-New England in June and July 2013, arguing the grid operator always knew the limitations of its Salem, Massachusetts, power plant. “The commission should reject enforcement’s … Continue reading Footprint rejects FERC staff allegations of misleading ISO-NE on fuel supply

Generators say Mystic order mirrors their capacity price concerns

Generators say Mystic order mirrors their capacity price concerns Washington — New England generators are telling regulators that ISO-New England’s current plan to keep 1,700 MW of gas-fired units at Exelon’s Mystic plant in Massachusetts running could unfairly reduce prices in the capacity auction and spur more retirements. NEPGA’s request echoes a complaint they filed … Continue reading Generators say Mystic order mirrors their capacity price concerns

#National_Grid requesting 19-percent rate increase in R.I.

National Grid requesting 19-percent rate increase in R.I. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island electric rates are set to continue a roller-coaster ride that sees them dip down in the warm-weather months and surge higher when temperatures drop under a proposal National Grid filed Thursday with state regulators that calls for a 19-percent increase in the … Continue reading #National_Grid requesting 19-percent rate increase in R.I.

Using customer batteries as a power source saved Vt. utility $500K

Using customer batteries as a power source saved Vt. utility $500K An innovative program in Vermont that uses batteries in customers’ homes as a “virtual power plant” paid off to the tune of almost half a million dollars during the recent heat wave, according to the utility running the project. “During that peak usage, peak … Continue reading Using customer batteries as a power source saved Vt. utility $500K

FERC Finds ISO-NE’s Tariff May Not Adequately Address Fuel Security Concerns

FERC Finds ISO-NE’s Tariff May Not Adequately Address Fuel Security Concerns On July 2, 2018, FERC denied ISO New England Inc.’s (“ISO-NE”) request for waiver of its Transmission, Markets, and Services Tariff (“Tariff”) and instituted a Federal Power Act (“FPA”) section 206 proceeding because, according to FERC, the Tariff may be unjust and unreasonable. Specifically, … Continue reading FERC Finds ISO-NE’s Tariff May Not Adequately Address Fuel Security Concerns

Grid resiliency and energy storage bill passes Massachusetts House

Grid resiliency and energy storage bill passes Massachusetts House BOSTON — Clean energy storage could get a boost under grid resiliency legislation approved by the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Thursday. Among other things, H.4739 instructs the Department of Energy Resources to study the feasibility of mobile battery storage systems. Such systems could take the … Continue reading Grid resiliency and energy storage bill passes Massachusetts House

Stored energy helped GMP save $500K during heatwave

Stored energy helped GMP save $500K during heatwave Vermont Business Magazine The heat wave is over, the numbers are in, and Green Mountain Power’s innovative network of Tesla Powerwall batteries in customers’ homes, and larger community storage with solar installations, helped GMP cut carbon and costs for customers. GMP leveraged stored energy to accomplish the … Continue reading Stored energy helped GMP save $500K during heatwave

FERC Thwarts ISONE ’s Attempt to Keep #Mystic Gas Units Online

FERC Thwarts ISO-NE’s Attempt to Keep Mystic Gas Units Online The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on July 2 denied ISO-New England’s (ISO-NE’s) request for a tariff waiver to keep two gas-fired units—a total capacity of 1,700 MW—at Exelon’s Mystic Generating Plant in Boston, Massachusetts, running to address “fuel security risks.” The commission instead gave … Continue reading FERC Thwarts ISONE ’s Attempt to Keep #Mystic Gas Units Online

Sunshine is the best disinfectant for secrecy at New England Power Pool

Sunshine is the best disinfectant for secrecy at New England Power Pool Secret regional tribunals with the ability to drive billions of dollars in infrastructure investments, concerning a service that few people can live without, are something of a rarity here in New England. But I happen to be a member of such a body: … Continue reading Sunshine is the best disinfectant for secrecy at New England Power Pool