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Solar farms continue proliferating in region in spite of economic slowdown

Solar farms continue proliferating in region in spite of economic slowdown The solar farms keep coming, undeterred by a pandemic economy. A crush of solar projects that began inundating planning boards in the Hudson Valley and Catskills a few years ago has not abated with the business slowdown, and more are coming to fruition. Among … Continue reading Solar farms continue proliferating in region in spite of economic slowdown

#NRDC Sues FERC Over Orders that Threaten #NY Clean Energy

NRDC Sues FERC Over Orders that Threaten NY Clean Energy NRDC is suing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in federal court to overturn two FERC orders that thwart New York’s development of clean energy: an order targeting storage and an order targeting demand response resources. These FERC orders undermine New York’s State efforts to … Continue reading #NRDC Sues FERC Over Orders that Threaten #NY Clean Energy

NEW FEDERAL RULES WRITTEN TO INCREASE ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPETITION IN #NEW_YORK

NEW FEDERAL RULES WRITTEN TO INCREASE ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPETITION IN NEW YORK The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued orders imposing minimum bid prices on subsidized renewable energy resources in New York’s energy capacity market, increasing competition for power suppliers. The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a suite of orders imposing minimum bid … Continue reading NEW FEDERAL RULES WRITTEN TO INCREASE ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPETITION IN #NEW_YORK

#New_York governor wants to speed up solar permitting and construction

New York governor wants to speed up solar permitting and construction New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he is advancing a 30-day budget amendment to dramatically speed up the permitting and construction of renewable energy projects, combat climate change and grow the state’s green economy. If adopted, the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and … Continue reading #New_York governor wants to speed up solar permitting and construction

FERC deals blow to #New_York renewable, storage projects, adding hurdles to NYISO capacity market

FERC deals blow to New York renewable, storage projects, adding hurdles to NYISO capacity market FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee insisted that the orders are distinct from other FERC decisions regarding the impact of state subsidies in regional transmission operator markets. “Today’s orders protect the competitiveness of New York ISO’s capacity market by addressing the price-distorting … Continue reading FERC deals blow to #New_York renewable, storage projects, adding hurdles to NYISO capacity market

Grid operators cancel travel, shift to remote meetings, as industry preps for broad #coronavirus absenteeism

Grid operators cancel travel, shift to remote meetings, as industry preps for broad coronavirus absenteeism Independent System Operators (ISO) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) responsible for operating the nation’s electric grid are working to limit the spread of the coronavirus, as EEI signaled companies need to prepare to continue delivering electricity with a smaller workforce. … Continue reading Grid operators cancel travel, shift to remote meetings, as industry preps for broad #coronavirus absenteeism

Morning Brief: How clean is energy storage? #New+York clean energy and #California solar mandate under attack

Morning Brief: How clean is energy storage? New York clean energy and California solar mandate under attack Is energy storage as clean as we think? As battery storage applications grow, there has been increasing interest in the carbon emissions associated with those applications…there have been few studies to characterize emissions associated with battery usage in … Continue reading Morning Brief: How clean is energy storage? #New+York clean energy and #California solar mandate under attack

New York rule sparks fresh row between Trump’s FERC and green energy reps

New York rule sparks fresh row between Trump’s FERC and green energy reps US federal energy regulator FERC has been accused of promoting fossil fuels after upholding a provision said to be hindering green energy’s involvement in New York state’s capacity market. On Thursday, FERC was censored by green energy representatives after rejecting a complaint … Continue reading New York rule sparks fresh row between Trump’s FERC and green energy reps

How #ConEd and #National_Grid are experimenting with energy storage in #New_York

How ConEd and National Grid are experimenting with energy storage in New York Consolidated Edison is in the middle of several major projects to advance the state’s distributed grid, while working to add 300 MW of energy storage by 2023. New York has one of the most aggressive energy storage targets in the country — … Continue reading How #ConEd and #National_Grid are experimenting with energy storage in #New_York