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#MOPR reconsidered: Competitive generators move away from FERC ‘s PJM order, toward carbon pricing

MOPR reconsidered: Competitive generators move away from FERC’s PJM order, toward carbon pricing Competitive generators are quietly reversing course on a controversial federal rule many see as a blatant attempt to squash state energy policies. Though competitive suppliers, led by generator Calpine, initiated the complaint that led to the Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) expansion … Continue reading #MOPR reconsidered: Competitive generators move away from FERC ‘s PJM order, toward carbon pricing

#Florida PSC approves #Tampa_Electric ’s Durrance solar project

Florida PSC approves Tampa Electric’s Durrance solar project The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) approved Tampa Electric’s 60-megawatt (MW) Durrance solar project in Polk County. This is Tampa Electric’s fourth phase of solar expansion, part of an effort that has brought nine projects totaling more than 572 megawatts (MW) online between 2018 and 2020. This … Continue reading #Florida PSC approves #Tampa_Electric ’s Durrance solar project

#PNM to leave #Four_Corners Power Plant years early, paving way to millions in savings and aid for #Navajo Nation

PNM to leave Four Corners Power Plant years early, paving way to millions in savings and aid for Navajo Nation Under a new agreement between PNM and the Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC), PNM will exit the New Mexico Four Corners Power Plant seven years early, but as a result, provide around $100 million in … Continue reading #PNM to leave #Four_Corners Power Plant years early, paving way to millions in savings and aid for #Navajo Nation

FERC Upholds Changes to PJM Reserve Market Design and E&AS Offset Calculation

FERC Upholds Changes to PJM Reserve Market Design and E&AS Offset Calculation On November 3, 2020, FERC upheld its May 2020 order finding PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.’s (“PJM”) reserve market design to be unjust and unreasonable, and establishing a replacement market design including, among other elements, a downward-sloping Operating Reserve Demand Cure (“ORDC”) and a $2,000/MWh … Continue reading FERC Upholds Changes to PJM Reserve Market Design and E&AS Offset Calculation

Wind power, EVs help #Xcel_Energy ‘own the future’

Wind power, EVs help Xcel Energy ‘own the future’ In March 2000, the National Academy of Engineering declared electrification to be the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th century. According to Teresa Mogensen, senior vice president of energy supply for Xcel Energy, that is an accolade that energy sector leaders must earn every day. “The … Continue reading Wind power, EVs help #Xcel_Energy ‘own the future’

#NIPSCO to replace coal with 2.3 GW of solar, storage in latest RFP

NIPSCO to replace coal with 2.3 GW of solar, storage in latest RFP The investor-owned utility is leading a rapid transition away from coal assets, but lobbying and advocacy efforts in the state are expected to continue attempting to protect aging coal infrastructure, despite the defeat of a moratorium on new electric generation during Indiana’s … Continue reading #NIPSCO to replace coal with 2.3 GW of solar, storage in latest RFP

#Eos Energy Storage Announces Additional Contract with #Carson_Hybrid Energy Storage

Eos Energy Storage Announces Additional Contract with Carson Hybrid Energy Storage EDISON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Eos Energy Storage LLC (“Eos”), a leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration zinc battery storage systems, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to supply Carson Hybrid Energy Storage, LLC (“CHES”) with six units of Eos Aurora® 500 … Continue reading #Eos Energy Storage Announces Additional Contract with #Carson_Hybrid Energy Storage