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WEC Energy (#WEC) to Add 200-MW Solar Energy in #Wisconsin (Revised)

WEC Energy (WEC) to Add 200-MW Solar Energy in Wisconsin (Revised) Per a recent media report, WEC Energy Group, Inc. (WEC – Free Report) received approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for two solar projects. Of the total 450 megawatt (MW) capacity, WEC Energy, through its subsidiary Wisconsin Public Service Corp (“WPS”), will … Continue reading WEC Energy (#WEC) to Add 200-MW Solar Energy in #Wisconsin (Revised)

#Minnesota Legislature prepares for the introduction of energy storage

Minnesota Legislature prepares for the introduction of energy storage Legislators in Minnesota have begun the first steps to establishing fair or optimal market conditions for the deployment of energy storage, setting out rules for determining the value of storage to the network. Last week, five Senators unanimously passed Senate File 100 (SF100) which will set … Continue reading #Minnesota Legislature prepares for the introduction of energy storage

Frustration of solar -power advocates fuels effort to reverse KCC ruling

Frustration of solar-power advocates fuels effort to reverse KCC ruling Diane Budden can observe wind direction by looking out a window of her St. Marys home to see which way smoke drifted from the coal-fired Jeffrey Energy Center power plant. On Monday, her attention was on a different source of power during a Kansas Senate … Continue reading Frustration of solar -power advocates fuels effort to reverse KCC ruling

Midwest, Mid-Atlantic power grid operators issue cold weather alerts ahead of freeze

Midwest, Mid-Atlantic power grid operators issue cold weather alerts ahead of freeze Houston — Southwest Power Pool, PJM Interconnection and Midcontinent Independent System Operator have issued cold weather alerts spanning this week as sub-zero temperatures are forecast to sweep across the region, driving up heating demand and power prices. “Back-to-back cold fronts will slice through … Continue reading Midwest, Mid-Atlantic power grid operators issue cold weather alerts ahead of freeze

#AEP seeks 1.2 GW of wind proposals, nearly six months after canceling $4.5B #Wind_Catcher

AEP seeks 1.2 GW of wind proposals, nearly six months after canceling $4.5B Wind Catcher Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP), on Tuesday launched a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 1.2 GW of wind generation. The utility wants to see the projects in operation by December 2021, … Continue reading #AEP seeks 1.2 GW of wind proposals, nearly six months after canceling $4.5B #Wind_Catcher

#Michigan utilities upgrade pumped storage plant ahead of renewable push

Michigan utilities upgrade pumped storage plant ahead of renewable push he Ludington Pumped Storage Plant along Lake Michigan could play a bigger role on the grid as utilities use more variable renewables. Concealed under a grassy slope, water pours through a set of massive chutes, pummeling a bank of underground turbines before spilling into Lake … Continue reading #Michigan utilities upgrade pumped storage plant ahead of renewable push

FERC, NERC open inquiry into winter load event that stressed Midwest grids

FERC, NERC open inquiry into winter load event that stressed Midwest grids FERC and NERC routinely review load events that stress regional grids, like the 2014 Polar Vortex, to improve market rules and emergency procedures. This review, however, could take on special significance due to FERC’s open proceeding on grid resilience and the looming specter … Continue reading FERC, NERC open inquiry into winter load event that stressed Midwest grids

Consumer groups challenge #Wisconsin regulators over rate assessment

Consumer groups challenge Wisconsin regulators over rate assessment Consumer groups say Wisconsin utility regulators are obscuring the state’s high electricity prices in a new evaluation of supply and cost. Specifically some advocates are taking issue with how the Public Service Commission addressed rates in a draft of the latest Strategic Energy Assessment, a document the … Continue reading Consumer groups challenge #Wisconsin regulators over rate assessment