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Zombie Coal Plants Show Why Trump’s Emergency Plan Is No Cure-All

Zombie Coal Plants Show Why Trump’s Emergency Plan Is No Cure-All Two old Virginia power plants already operate under federal emergency authority. They don’t meet pollution standards, and one failed and has been offline for weeks. Yorktown, where Lord Cornwallis accepted General Washington’s victory to end the American Revolution, would seem like an appropriate spot … Continue reading Zombie Coal Plants Show Why Trump’s Emergency Plan Is No Cure-All

FERC Finds ISO-NE’s Tariff May Not Adequately Address Fuel Security Concerns

FERC Finds ISO-NE’s Tariff May Not Adequately Address Fuel Security Concerns On July 2, 2018, FERC denied ISO New England Inc.’s (“ISO-NE”) request for waiver of its Transmission, Markets, and Services Tariff (“Tariff”) and instituted a Federal Power Act (“FPA”) section 206 proceeding because, according to FERC, the Tariff may be unjust and unreasonable. Specifically, … Continue reading FERC Finds ISO-NE’s Tariff May Not Adequately Address Fuel Security Concerns

#PUC hearing raises questions about power line project in York, Franklin counties

PUC hearing raises questions about power line project in York, Franklin counties Regulators in Harrisburg this week raised questions about the need for a proposed new power line project in York and Franklin counties. During a second prehearing conference before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Monday, July 9, a PPL Electric representative said the … Continue reading #PUC hearing raises questions about power line project in York, Franklin counties

ENERGY OFFICIAL THREATENS #NEW_JERSEY #BREXIT FROM PJM REGIONAL POWER GRID

ENERGY OFFICIAL THREATENS NEW JERSEY BREXIT FROM PJM REGIONAL POWER GRID Board of Public Utilities president unhappy with ‘lip service’ and decisions that lead to NJ customers paying more for electricity Is New Jersey pulling out of the PJM Interconnection, the regional operator of the nation’s largest power grid? “We’re looking at a number of … Continue reading ENERGY OFFICIAL THREATENS #NEW_JERSEY #BREXIT FROM PJM REGIONAL POWER GRID

#Nuance_Energy to supply #LADWP with up to 6 MW of ground mounted solar

Nuance Energy to supply LADWP with up to 6 MW of ground mounted solar Nuance Energy, manufacturer of the patent-pending Osprey PowerPlatform and developer of distributed generation solar projects, announced it was awarded a contract with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for ground mount solar arrays to be deployed at LADWP facilities. … Continue reading #Nuance_Energy to supply #LADWP with up to 6 MW of ground mounted solar

Financing commercial energy storage: Wall Street’s not biting, yet

Financing commercial energy storage: Wall Street’s not biting, yet The challenge in financing energy storage is getting someone else to own it. Cost and availability of financing, in general, are directly tied to risk. The ample amount of capital looking to invest in energy looks for proven and simple. Storage is neither. Utilities’ defensive tariff … Continue reading Financing commercial energy storage: Wall Street’s not biting, yet

Energy Storage Making Headway In #California And Paving Way For Other States

Energy Storage Making Headway In California And Paving Way For Other States Falling solar panel prices coupled with favorable national and state policies are giving energy storage technologies the jolt they need to electrify the market place. The latest such example is Pacific Gas & Electric that wants to install four battery projects totaling 2,270 … Continue reading Energy Storage Making Headway In #California And Paving Way For Other States

Grid resiliency and energy storage bill passes Massachusetts House

Grid resiliency and energy storage bill passes Massachusetts House BOSTON — Clean energy storage could get a boost under grid resiliency legislation approved by the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Thursday. Among other things, H.4739 instructs the Department of Energy Resources to study the feasibility of mobile battery storage systems. Such systems could take the … Continue reading Grid resiliency and energy storage bill passes Massachusetts House