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States call for #ISO_NE governance reforms in push to reform power markets

States call for ISO-NE governance reforms in push to reform power markets Having a seat at the table to discuss issues impacting wholesale electricity markets does little good when ISO New England maintains unilateral authority to propose market reforms over sovereign states’ objections, New England state utility regulators told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on … Continue reading States call for #ISO_NE governance reforms in push to reform power markets

Renewable IPP Voltalia begins construction of 32MW / 32MWh battery project in England

Renewable IPP Voltalia begins construction of 32MW / 32MWh battery project in England Paris-headquartered renewable energy power producer Voltalia has begun construction of a 32MW / 32MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) project in the UK. Hallen, a lithium-ion battery asset, is to be located near the city of Bristol in the Avonmouth area of … Continue reading Renewable IPP Voltalia begins construction of 32MW / 32MWh battery project in England

Subsidies a Bone of Contention as Renewable Energy Producers Seek Federal Ruling

Subsidies a Bone of Contention as Renewable Energy Producers Seek Federal Ruling Supporters of expanding renewable energy are headed for a showdown with New England’s energy market operator at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over an arcane rule that could have major implications in the near future for how much is invested in solar and … Continue reading Subsidies a Bone of Contention as Renewable Energy Producers Seek Federal Ruling

FERC orders ISO-NE to nix new power suppliers’ ability to ‘lock in’ capacity prices

FERC orders ISO-NE to nix new power suppliers’ ability to ‘lock in’ capacity prices Washington — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has found that ISO New England’s capacity market rules allowing new entrants to “lock in” their initial clearing price for seven years are no longer just and reasonable, and directed the grid operator to … Continue reading FERC orders ISO-NE to nix new power suppliers’ ability to ‘lock in’ capacity prices

FERC Upholds ISO-NE CASPR Program on Rehearing

FERC Upholds ISO-NE CASPR Program on Rehearing On November 19, 2020, FERC upheld its March 2018 order addressing ISO New England, Inc.’s (“ISO-NE”) Competitive Auctions with Sponsored Policy Resources (“CASPR”) proposal to integrate certain state-supported resources into its capacity market (see March 20, 2018 edition of the WER). FERC’s November 19 order upheld its prior … Continue reading FERC Upholds ISO-NE CASPR Program on Rehearing

Most N.E. governors want the power grid to change (guess which one doesn’t?)

Most N.E. governors want the power grid to change (guess which one doesn’t?) Governors of five New England states have called for big changes in the regional electricity market, as well as the transmission planning process and how the New England power system operator is run. There are, of course, six New England states. No … Continue reading Most N.E. governors want the power grid to change (guess which one doesn’t?)

‘Simple’ or a ‘Band-Aid’? ISO-NE leans toward Eversource/National Grid $49M solution for Mystic plant replacement

‘Simple’ or a ‘Band-Aid’? ISO-NE leans toward Eversource/National Grid $49M solution for Mystic plant replacement ISO New England in June identified National Grid and Eversource’s “Ready Path Solution” as the most cost-effective way to address transmission reliability issues following the planned retirement of the Mystic Generating Station in 2024. The $49 million project is inexpensive … Continue reading ‘Simple’ or a ‘Band-Aid’? ISO-NE leans toward Eversource/National Grid $49M solution for Mystic plant replacement