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FERC Grants Complaints, Directs Further Briefing on PJM Capacity Market Default Offer Cap

FERC Grants Complaints, Directs Further Briefing on PJM Capacity Market Default Offer Cap On March 18, 2021, FERC granted two consolidated complaints alleging that the default offer cap in PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.’s (“PJM”) capacity market is unjust and unreasonable because the Expected Performance Assessment Intervals input, set at a value of 360 12-minute intervals (30 … Continue reading FERC Grants Complaints, Directs Further Briefing on PJM Capacity Market Default Offer Cap

Midwest transmission morass: A 100% clean power warning?

Midwest transmission morass: A 100% clean power warning? A first-of-its-kind transmission line proposed to help move Midwest wind energy east to the nation’s largest electricity market was designed to avoid pitfalls that dog similar projects. Instead of building a network of steel lattice towers and overhead wires, developers behind the 350-mile Soo Green HVDC Link … Continue reading Midwest transmission morass: A 100% clean power warning?

New Jersey regulators partner with PJM in offshore wind transmission planning

New Jersey regulators partner with PJM in offshore wind transmission planning The SAA is a pathway for states to contract for the transmission facilities they will seek in the future for specific energy targets. Transmission developers will be able to submit proposals to PJM to address the need for infrastructure to add 7.5 GW of … Continue reading New Jersey regulators partner with PJM in offshore wind transmission planning

How these U.S. cities are aligning energy markets with their clean energy goals

How these U.S. cities are aligning energy markets with their clean energy goals In two-thirds of the United States, electricity generation is bought and sold in markets managed by membership-based nonprofit agencies called Regional Transmission Operators (RTOs) or Independent System Operators (ISOs), which were not designed to support low-carbon energy or emerging renewable technologies. These … Continue reading How these U.S. cities are aligning energy markets with their clean energy goals

FERC Accepts PJM Compliance Filings Overhauling Reserve Market and E&AS Offset Calculation

FERC Accepts PJM Compliance Filings Overhauling Reserve Market and E&AS Offset Calculation On November 12, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“Commission”) approved changes regarding PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.’s (“PJM”) reserve market, including how the Regional Transmission Organization (“RTO”) calculates its energy and ancillary services offset (“E&AS Offset”). The order approves a PJM compliance filing establishing … Continue reading FERC Accepts PJM Compliance Filings Overhauling Reserve Market and E&AS Offset Calculation

Community members in #Illinois fight for nuclear energy plant

Community members in Illinois fight for nuclear energy plant ROCKFORD, ILL. Community leaders, residents and elected officials in Illinois are working to keep a nuclear energy company from closing its plant. In August, Exelon announced that it would close its Byron nuclear power plant in September 2021 and the Dresden Generating Station in Morris two … Continue reading Community members in #Illinois fight for nuclear energy plant

FERC Largely Accepts PJM Reserve Market Compliance Filings

FERC Largely Accepts PJM Reserve Market Compliance Filings On November 12, 2020, FERC accepted two compliance filings submitted by PJM Interconnection, L.LC. (“PJM”) in which PJM proposed updates to its reserve market and forward-looking energy and ancillary services offset (“E&AS Offset”) used in PJM’s capacity market. Commissioner Glick filed a partial dissent, stating that, while … Continue reading FERC Largely Accepts PJM Reserve Market Compliance Filings

#FBI raid brings scrutiny on obscure but powerful #Ohio energy regulator

FBI raid brings scrutiny on obscure but powerful Ohio energy regulator COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine soon will consider a replacement for the state’s most powerful utility regulator, a man whose share of public attention increased dramatically after the FBI searched his home last month. Sam Randazzo, a longtime fixture on Ohio’s energy law … Continue reading #FBI raid brings scrutiny on obscure but powerful #Ohio energy regulator