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#Illinois can do without Vistra coal plants, greens claim

Illinois can do without Vistra coal plants, greens claim Dynegy said before it completed the merger with Vistra that nuclear subsidies passed by Illinois lawmakers in 2017 had made some of its Illinois coal plants unprofitable, and said it was considering closing down some capacity. Now with the merger complete, the consolidated company believes it … Continue reading #Illinois can do without Vistra coal plants, greens claim

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to host hearings on proposed Transource power line

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to host hearings on proposed Transource power line CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Local residents finally will have their chance to speak to Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission officials this week about Transource Energy’s proposal to construct 29 miles of overhead high-voltage power lines through the heart of Franklin County, Pa. The commission will … Continue reading Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to host hearings on proposed Transource power line

#NGSA Wades into PJM Power Subsidy Proposals at FERC

NGSA Wades into PJM Power Subsidy Proposals at FERC The Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) this week weighed in on PJM Interconnection proposals for how wholesale electricity markets should address state subsidies for faltering coal and nuclear power plants. In a filing at FERC on Monday, NGSA reiterated that state subsidies conflict with open market … Continue reading #NGSA Wades into PJM Power Subsidy Proposals at FERC

#Dominion ’s New Grid Plan Overlooks Energy Storage in Favor of Gas Peakers

Dominion’s New Grid Plan Overlooks Energy Storage in Favor of Gas Peakers While other utilities launch full-scale grid battery projects, Dominion calls for gigawatts’ worth of new gas peakers. High-tech grid resources that have become commonplace in some utility territories aren’t even considered in others. California utilities are already deploying energy storage in place of … Continue reading #Dominion ’s New Grid Plan Overlooks Energy Storage in Favor of Gas Peakers

Why Clean Energy Groups Are Singling Out PJM for Criticism on Grid Resilience

Why Clean Energy Groups Are Singling Out PJM for Criticism on Grid Resilience PJM has linked grid resilience with market changes that would benefit coal and nuclear power. Critics say it’s the wrong approach. Grid resilience is one of the hottest issues in U.S. energy policy, with last year’s hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto … Continue reading Why Clean Energy Groups Are Singling Out PJM for Criticism on Grid Resilience

#Bankruptcy could upend #DP_&_L- industry power plant pact

Bankruptcy could upend DP&L-industry power plant pact Energy industry players fear that a bankruptcy could upend the operation of power plants in which Dayton Power & Light has an interest, leaving customers — including potentially Dayton-area customers — having to pay more to continue the operation of those plants. In light of those risks, environmental … Continue reading #Bankruptcy could upend #DP_&_L- industry power plant pact

What Upcoming PJM Capacity Auctions May Mean for #Nukes, Renewables and Demand Response

What Upcoming PJM Capacity Auctions May Mean for Nukes, Renewables and Demand Response “These rules could be early signals of a new market design paradigm.” Capacity prices in the PJM interconnection have seen a steep decline in the last two auctions. But Wood Mackenzie’s Power and Renewables team expects the upcoming 2021/2022 capacity auction will … Continue reading What Upcoming PJM Capacity Auctions May Mean for #Nukes, Renewables and Demand Response