NERC assessment highlights potential electricity reliability concern for central U.S. Higher electricity demand forecasts and potential supply reductions are raising concerns about tight reserve margins in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) balancing authority this summer. Working in conjunction with regional utility service providers, balancing authorities are responsible for ensuring that wholesale electric power markets … Continue reading NERC assessment highlights potential electricity reliability concern for central U.S.
Orsted Plans Wind Farm in Kansas Ørsted’s board of directors has taken a final investment decision (FID) on the Sunflower Wind development in Kansas. The 201 MW wind farm will be located in Marion County in mid-Kansas. It will become Ørsted’s fourth onshore wind farm in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) energy market. The project … Continue reading #Orsted Plans Wind Farm in #Kansas
DER Aggregations in RTO/ISO Markets: An Update on FERC Order No. 2222 Compliance and Implementation In September of 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued Order No. 2222, requiring Regional Transmission Organizations (“RTOs”) and Independent System Operators (“ISOs”) to adopt rules allowing aggregations of distributed energy resources (“DERs”) to participate in the … Continue reading DER Aggregations in #RTO / #ISO Markets: An Update on FERC Order No. 2222 Compliance and Implementation
Indiana Michigan Power proposes 2GW+ of renewables under latest IRP, includes 60MW of battery storage Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) has submitted an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) which includes the addition of more than 2GW of solar and wind by 2028 to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC). A subsidiary of investor-owned utility American Electric Power … Continue reading Indiana Michigan Power proposes 2GW+ of renewables under latest IRP, includes 60MW of battery storage
SPP, MISO identify 7 cross-seam transmission projects that could unlock up to 53 GW of new generation The SPP-MISO initiative grew out of a problem plaguing grid operators around the country: interconnection queues that are clogged with hundreds of requests from companies seeking to connect new generation sources to the grid. It is increasingly difficult … Continue reading SPP, MISO identify 7 cross-seam transmission projects that could unlock up to 53 GW of new generation
Indiana’s top electric provider seeks rate increase approval INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s largest electric utility is seeking regulatory approval to raise its rates 1% every year until 2029 to pay for an $1.9 billion upgrade aimed at hardening its electric grid against severe weather. Plainfield-based Duke Energy Indiana filed plans Tuesday with state regulators seeking to … Continue reading Indiana’s top electric provider seeks rate increase approval
Blame big industries’ ups, downs for your proposed bigger Minnesota Power bills Household energy conservation over the years barely registers as a blip on Minnesota Power’s revenue. In fact, residential energy sales actually grew last year, and residential customers used about as much electricity in 2020 as they did in 2014. Electricity use by large … Continue reading Blame big industries’ ups, downs for your proposed bigger #Minnesota_Power bills
Consumers, DTE seek special electric rates for large development projects Michigan’s two largest investor-owned utilities seek to play a more active role in economic development — particularly in luring advanced manufacturing facilities to the state — with plans to offer new electricity rates for large expansion projects. Jackson-based Consumers Energy and Detroit-based DTE Energy last … Continue reading #Consumers, #DTE seek special electric rates for large development projects
Black Hills’ Coal Generation Becomes Welcome Asset Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH) is an South Dakota-headquartered holding company with an eight-state service area shown below and 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers. In the map above, natural gas service areas are orange and electricity service areas are gray. Last year I rated Black Hills … Continue reading #Black_Hills ‘ Coal Generation Becomes Welcome Asset
Why is Illinois’ largest electric utility mining Bitcoin near one of its coal-fired power plants? WEST ALTON, Illinois — In farmland near the banks of the Mississippi River, the state’s largest electric utility has stuffed a shipping container full of high-powered computers, in the shadow of one of its coal-fired power plants. The project, launched … Continue reading Why is #Illinois ‘ largest electric utility mining #Bitcoin near one of its coal -fired power plants?