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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

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