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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

Northeast Sees Stronger Growth in Natural Gas -Fired Generation, Says EIA

Northeast Sees Stronger Growth in Natural Gas-Fired Generation, Says EIA Natural gas-fired generation has increased in most U.S. regions since 2015, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Friday. Annual gas-fired generation increased by 31% in the Northeast from 2015 to 2019, by 20% in the Central region and by 17% in the South, EIA said. … Continue reading Northeast Sees Stronger Growth in Natural Gas -Fired Generation, Says EIA

Whether #NJ bolts regional power grid could depend on offshore wind

Whether NJ bolts regional power grid could depend on offshore wind New Jersey’s first offshore wind project may not begin providing power until mid-decade, a factor that could have implications for whether the state decides to bolt from the PJM Interconnection, the nation’s largest power grid. In an earnings call earlier this fall, Henrik Poulsen, … Continue reading Whether #NJ bolts regional power grid could depend on offshore wind

#PECO: Billions of investment at risk with Pennsylvania court’s rejection of smart meter mandate

PECO: Billions of investment at risk with Pennsylvania court’s rejection of smart meter mandate Smart meters are widely considered to be safe, but energy companies often make accommodations for customers who do not want RF exposure. The Commonwealth Court concluded that a group of customers fighting to have the meters removed from their property had … Continue reading #PECO: Billions of investment at risk with Pennsylvania court’s rejection of smart meter mandate