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FERC Subjects NYISO Demand Response Resources to Buyer-Side Mitigation Rules

FERC Subjects NYISO Demand Response Resources to Buyer-Side Mitigation Rules On October 7, 2020, FERC affirmed its prior determination that certain demand response resources participating in the New York Independent System Operator, Inc. (“NYISO”) capacity markets—termed Special Case Resources (“SCRs”)—should be subject to an offer floor, and required revenues from some retail-level demand response programs … Continue reading FERC Subjects NYISO Demand Response Resources to Buyer-Side Mitigation Rules

#Mexico plans to alter dispatch priority to favor public hydro

Mexico plans to alter dispatch priority to favor public hydros Mexico’s government has announced a new measure aimed at favoring public utility CFE’s hydroelectric generators by arbitrarily modifying their dispatch priority. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) will issue a decree changing the normal dispatch priority, currently based on economic principles. Grid coordinator Cenace will … Continue reading #Mexico plans to alter dispatch priority to favor public hydro

Where This Election Will (And Won’t) Matter For Utilities

Where This Election Will (And Won’t) Matter For Utilities Elections always have consequences. They’re just rarely what investors think they will be—and almost never what’s declared beforehand in popular investment media. In a typical voting year, few industries would face higher stakes than regulated utilities. But this November, power, heating, communications and water companies actually … Continue reading Where This Election Will (And Won’t) Matter For Utilities

What’s on the Energy Storage Market Beside Lithium-Ion Batteries?

What’s on the Energy Storage Market Beside Lithium-Ion Batteries? Pt 1 In this first part of a series of articles from IDTechEx, an overview of the flow batteries characteristics is provided, extrapolated from IDTechEx’s recent report “Redox Flow Battery 2020-2030: Forecast, Challenges, Opportunities”. While Li-ion batteries are dominating the stationary energy storage sector, a growing … Continue reading What’s on the Energy Storage Market Beside Lithium-Ion Batteries?

New research shows U.S. solar installations increased 3,000% in one decade

New research shows U.S. solar installations increased 3,000% in one decade In 2019, the United States produced 30-times more solar power and more than triple the amount of wind energy than it did in 2010, according to a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center. The project, “Renewables on the Rise 2020,” documents … Continue reading New research shows U.S. solar installations increased 3,000% in one decade

FTR contract volume and value up slightly with mild temps, robust wind output

FTR contract volume and value up slightly with mild temps, robust wind output Houston — Financial transmission rights auctioned in September for use in October were collectively up slightly in contract volume and value in comparison with a year earlier, possibly in anticipation of milder temperatures and stronger wind output hitting transmission constraints. October FTR … Continue reading FTR contract volume and value up slightly with mild temps, robust wind output

Most N.E. governors want the power grid to change (guess which one doesn’t?)

Most N.E. governors want the power grid to change (guess which one doesn’t?) Governors of five New England states have called for big changes in the regional electricity market, as well as the transmission planning process and how the New England power system operator is run. There are, of course, six New England states. No … Continue reading Most N.E. governors want the power grid to change (guess which one doesn’t?)

Demand Response Provider Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition

Demand Response Provider Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition Over the past half-decade, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has consistently won court battles upholding its authority over states to set the rules for how distributed energy resources can play in wholesale energy markets. Now FERC is being asked to put that authority … Continue reading Demand Response Provider Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition

Renewable energy and carbon capture in Mexico

Renewable energy and carbon capture in Mexico According to the 2019–2033 National Electric System Development Programme (PRODESEN 2019–2033), in 2018 renewable energy production in Mexico accounted for approximately 16.7 per cent of the total generation output countrywide (equal to 53,019GWh). Hydropower is still the main renewable energy resource (based on the fact that the Mexican … Continue reading Renewable energy and carbon capture in Mexico