How long will NH continue to have fossil fuel generators? Granite Shore Power receives ISO-NE payments simply for keeping power plants available Will New Hampshire continue to burn coal and oil to produce electricity? And for how long? Those are questions for Granite Shore Power, a conglomerate of 18 companies that in January 2018 bought … Continue reading How long will NH continue to have fossil fuel generators?
Killingly power plant wins Siting Council approval Construction on the largest new power plant the state has seen in over a decade could begin as early as this fall, after the Connecticut Siting Council issued a key approval. The council on Thursday approved a “certificate of environmental compatibility and public need” for Killingly Energy Center … Continue reading Killingly power plant wins Siting Council approval
Avangrid puts its foot to the floor on Vineyard Wind Avangrid Renewables, one of two companies behind Vineyard Wind, the first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the US, is exploring options to complete the project ahead of schedule, but efforts to secure renewable technology resource status in a recent capacity auction were unsuccessful Announcing details … Continue reading #Avangrid puts its foot to the floor on Vineyard Wind
ISO-NE: Offshore wind can cut costs, reduce grid stress during winter storms The recent ISO-NE report, released Dec. 17, shows how renewable resources can contribute to conversations about fuel security in New England and elsewhere, despite not using fuels themselves. The report modeled the expected production of three hypothetical offshore wind facilities near Massachusetts during … Continue reading ISO-NE: Offshore wind can cut costs, reduce grid stress during winter storms
Ensuring fuel security for the electricity system: New England and the role of LNG Promoting a competitive market structure shields consumers from costly risks and provides continued opportunities to quickly accommodate to a low carbon future, the authors write. Following the presidential election of 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sought to establish a … Continue reading Ensuring fuel security for the #electricity system: #New_England and the role of LNG
FERC gives nod to ISO-NE’s installed capacity requirement calculation for FCA 13 Washington — ISO New England will need to procure a net value of at least 33,750 MW during a forward capacity auction slated for February to meet the reliability requirements of the region for 2022-23, according to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order … Continue reading FERC gives nod to ISO-NE’s installed capacity requirement calculation for FCA 13
Entergy completes nuclear power plant sale as it exits market Entergy says it completed the sale of its shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to NorthStar Group Services, as the company takes another step toward exiting from the merchant power utility business. ETR calls the sale “a first-of-its-kind in the nuclear power industry – a … Continue reading Entergy completes nuclear power plant sale as it exits market
New England generators seek redo of FERC capacity order Washington — Echoing retroactive ratemaking concerns raised by the chairman of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, generators are asking FERC to reconsider an order that could impact the price generators would get paid to delay the retirement from the ISO New England capacity market. The … Continue reading New England generators seek redo of FERC capacity order
A Divided FERC Approves ISO-NE’s Proposal for Regional Fuel Security On December 3, 2018, FERC accepted ISO New England Inc.’s (“ISO-NE”) proposed temporary revisions to its Transmission, Markets and Services Tariff (“Tariff”) designed to address fuel security by a 2-1 vote. Among other things, the order enables ISO-NE to enter into cost-of service agreements with … Continue reading A Divided FERC Approves ISO-NE’s Proposal for Regional Fuel Security
Has the Mass. solar gamble paid off? Like other energy bets, costs high, hidden HOW MUCH SHOULD we pay to promote solar energy in Massachusetts? Recent state government programs have resulted in the commitment of at least $10 billion of consumer funds—well over $1,500 for every man, woman, and child in the state. Is there … Continue reading Has the Mass. solar gamble paid off?