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PJM Begins Process to Study How Utility Connected Microgrids Fit in its Market

PJM Begins Process to Study How Utility Connected Microgrids Fit in its Market The PJM Interconnection has begun a process to explore the role of utility connected microgrids in the organization’s wholesale power market. The process “is part of a general effort to make sure PJM rules can accommodate all types of cases and resources … Continue reading PJM Begins Process to Study How Utility Connected Microgrids Fit in its Market

In #Virginia, local government holdouts slow rollout of clean energy financing tool

In Virginia, local government holdouts slow rollout of clean energy financing tool NORFOLK, Va. — Solar consultant Arthur Fichter IV has no doubt that coastal Virginia’s commercial sector would save millions on utility bills and be richer with arrays if the region had access to long-term financing for clean energy and energy efficiency projects. He … Continue reading In #Virginia, local government holdouts slow rollout of clean energy financing tool

Murphy’s clean energy goals include nuclear in long-awaited master plan

Murphy’s clean energy goals include nuclear in long-awaited master plan Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled his long-awaited energy master plan for the state on Monday, calling for more investment in renewable energy, such as solar and wind, and throwing support behind nuclear energy to lower New Jersey’s contribution to global warming. The 108-page draft report lays … Continue reading Murphy’s clean energy goals include nuclear in long-awaited master plan

As #Ohio Senate nears vote on nuke subsidy bill, PJM finds closing plants could save $1.6B

As Ohio Senate nears vote on nuke subsidy bill, PJM finds closing plants could save $1.6B The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and Ohio Consumers’ Counsel requested the PJM report to illustrate the impacts of nuclear plant retirements on both market prices and emissions. The focus was on giving the utilities and energy commission “unbiased data … Continue reading As #Ohio Senate nears vote on nuke subsidy bill, PJM finds closing plants could save $1.6B

AS DECISION ON NUCLEAR SUBSIDIES NEARS, WHERE IS CONSULTANT’S REPORT?

AS DECISION ON NUCLEAR SUBSIDIES NEARS, WHERE IS CONSULTANT’S REPORT? Consumer, environmental, and industry groups want to know why an independent report commissioned by the BPU has yet to be seen by the public With a decision seemingly imminent, several groups yesterday urged a consultant’s report be made public on whether three nuclear plants in … Continue reading AS DECISION ON NUCLEAR SUBSIDIES NEARS, WHERE IS CONSULTANT’S REPORT?

PJM won’t delay capacity market order despite FERC impasse over rule changes

PJM won’t delay capacity market order despite FERC impasse over rule changes PJM’s decision to move forward with its capacity market auction this August reflects an extended impasse at FERC over how to handle renewable energy and nuclear subsidies put in place by states. Last June, FERC threw out PJM’s current rules because they allow … Continue reading PJM won’t delay capacity market order despite FERC impasse over rule changes