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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

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

#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