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Federal commission denies wind farm developer’s request

Federal commission denies wind farm developer’s request Waiver would have allowed for speedy equipment site relocation The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a request from the developer behind wind turbines proposed for Cass and Miami counties that would have allowed it to easily change where it connects with an electric transmission grid. The Feb. … Continue reading Federal commission denies wind farm developer’s request

#Maryland lawmaker opposes #Transource power line project

Maryland lawmaker opposes Transource power line project A Maryland state senator is among those who have made filings in opposition to Transource’s Independence Energy Connection project. Maryland State Sen. Robert Cassilly, in a Feb. 6 letter to the state Public Service Commission, requested “that the application be denied because the applicant has not demonstrated a … Continue reading #Maryland lawmaker opposes #Transource power line project

MISO monitor says lack of authority hurt operator’s performance during January cold snap

MISO monitor says lack of authority hurt operator’s performance during January cold snap The lights stayed on in southern MISO, but not because generators stepped in or customers stepped up: MISO South began importing energy from other regions. Platts reports a delayed response to demand response calls limited the resource’s effectiveness, and 9.5 GW of … Continue reading MISO monitor says lack of authority hurt operator’s performance during January cold snap

PJM board sends competing capacity market reforms to FERC

PJM board sends competing capacity market reforms to FERC PJM’s decision to send two separate capacity market reforms to FERC reflects divides between the grid operator’s staff, its market participants and most states in its jurisdiction. Both policies aim to adapt the market to state energy mandates and incentives. The worry is resources covered by … Continue reading PJM board sends competing capacity market reforms to FERC

What Is a #Virtual_Power_Plant, and Why Is #Elon_Musk Building One?

What Is a Virtual Power Plant, and Why Is Elon Musk Building One? Advancements in next-generation energy technologies can make for a confusing landscape where it can be difficult to distinguish valid potential from overblown hype. But given the fact that wind and solar are now cost-competitive with fossil fuels, and energy storage costs are … Continue reading What Is a #Virtual_Power_Plant, and Why Is #Elon_Musk Building One?

#Talen to limit, then end coal use at #Brunner_Island plant in #Pennsylvania

Talen to limit, then end coal use at Brunner Island plant in Pennsylvania Talen Energy will begin to phase out coal burn at its Brunner Island Steam Electric Station in Pennsylvania in five years’ time before ending coal use altogether in 2029, it said. The utility said it had reached a settlement with the Sierra … Continue reading #Talen to limit, then end coal use at #Brunner_Island plant in #Pennsylvania

Exelon employs virtual tour technology in #LaSalle Station #refueling outage

Exelon employs virtual tour technology in LaSalle Station refueling outage Exelon Generation said recently that it will use virtual tour technology to reduce work hours inside the plant and limit radiological exposure during a refueling and maintenance outage at its Lasalle Generating Station Unit 1, which powered down on Monday. © Shutterstock Exelon’s innovation group … Continue reading Exelon employs virtual tour technology in #LaSalle Station #refueling outage