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Largest energy storage system in Mass. launched as solar plus storage trend continues

Largest energy storage system in Mass. launched as solar plus storage trend continues New York — One of first states to enact an energy storage target, Massachusetts, received its largest utility-scale energy storage system Tuesday when ENGIE and Holyoke Gas & Electric launched a 3 MW/6 MWh system connected to a solar farm near Boston. … Continue reading Largest energy storage system in Mass. launched as solar plus storage trend continues

Outage at Exelon ‘s #Mystic_plant drove tight ISO-NE Labor Day conditions

Outage at Exelon’s Mystic plant drove tight ISO-NE Labor Day conditions The outage at the Mystic plant, located in Boston, highlights the issues at stake in contentious debates over fuel security in New England and grid resilience at FERC. On Sept. 3, ISO-NE implemented emergency operating procedures, purchasing power from neighboring regions and calling for … Continue reading Outage at Exelon ‘s #Mystic_plant drove tight ISO-NE Labor Day conditions

Unexpected outages, intense heat behind ISO-NE Labor Day price spike

Unexpected outages, intense heat behind ISO-NE Labor Day price spike ISO-NE’s Monday conditions show how quickly errors in load forecasting and unplanned outages can translate into price spikes in the region’s real-time market. The ISO planned for 22,800 MW of demand at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, but real demand topped 23,100 MW, according to the … Continue reading Unexpected outages, intense heat behind ISO-NE Labor Day price spike

Distributed solar saved ISO-NE consumers $20M during July heatwave, report says

Distributed solar saved ISO-NE consumers $20M during July heatwave, report says Distributed solar reduced New England wholesale power costs by nearly $20 million dollars during a heat wave from July 1 to July 7, according to a new analysis completed by Synapse Energy Economics. During peak hours for electricity demand, distributed solar can reduce load … Continue reading Distributed solar saved ISO-NE consumers $20M during July heatwave, report says

ISO-NE proposes market bridge to valuing fuel security

ISO-NE proposes market bridge to valuing fuel security ISO-New England filed proposed interim revisions to its capacity market rules with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday, seeking to preserve market operations as it designs new compensation mechanisms for fuel secure resources. The ISO’s proposal would treat fuel secure generators as price takers in the … Continue reading ISO-NE proposes market bridge to valuing fuel security

#New_England governors urge ISO-NE to focus on affordablility

New England governors urge ISO-NE to focus on affordablility Vermont Business Magazine Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, and Vermont Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement related to ISO New England and affordable electricity. ISO-NE is charged with maintaining electric supply … Continue reading #New_England governors urge ISO-NE to focus on affordablility

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