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FERC open to revisiting #MOPR, as grid operators, utilities mull future of #wholesale markets

FERC open to revisiting MOPR, as grid operators, utilities mull future of wholesale markets Federal regulators, grid operators, state regulators and other stakeholders yesterday indicated they were willing to revisit rules that effectively raised the price for state-subsidized resources, such as renewables and nuclear, within eastern regional transmission organizations (RTOs), but consensus on what a … Continue reading FERC open to revisiting #MOPR, as grid operators, utilities mull future of #wholesale markets

New report finds SPP, MISO and PJM transmissions need overhauled to accept more renewable energies

New report finds SPP, MISO and PJM transmissions need overhauled to accept more renewable energies Plains, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic shows how the current processes in and between regional transmission organizations (RTOs) are impeding the development of low-cost renewable power. The analysis from Concentric Energy Advisors, commissioned by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) as … Continue reading New report finds SPP, MISO and PJM transmissions need overhauled to accept more renewable energies

Hunt Energy Network targets putting 500MW of distribution-level batteries into #Texas’ ERCOT market

Hunt Energy Network targets putting 500MW of distribution-level batteries into Texas’ ERCOT market An energy storage project pipeline of 500MW in Texas’s ERCOT market is being developed by Dallas-headquartered distributed energy resources developer and operator Hunt Energy Network. Hunt Energy Network said that the pipeline consists of distribution-level resources and that 100MW of its projects … Continue reading Hunt Energy Network targets putting 500MW of distribution-level batteries into #Texas’ ERCOT market

The Biden Administration to Establish a New Relationship with Mexico Where Clean Energy Sector May Play a Key Role

The Biden Administration to Establish a New Relationship with Mexico Where Clean Energy Sector May Play a Key Role On April 29, 2020, Mexico’s electricity grid operator (CENACE) indefinitely suspended testing and grid connections for renewable energy plants. Citing COVID-19-related concerns relative to the “intermittent nature of renewables,” the suspension barred renewable energy plant development … Continue reading The Biden Administration to Establish a New Relationship with Mexico Where Clean Energy Sector May Play a Key Role

Why There’s So Much Investigative Journalism About Utility Companies

Why There’s So Much Investigative Journalism About Utility Companies Power and water touch the lives of everyone. Someone has to hold the companies that deliver them to account. I have a confession to make. I love stories about utility companies. Always have. Always will. There are several reasons. First, and perhaps foremost, they check the … Continue reading Why There’s So Much Investigative Journalism About Utility Companies

What’s the biggest role for #hydrogen in a clean energy economy? It depends who you ask

What’s the biggest role for hydrogen in a clean energy economy? It depends who you ask Hydrogen could play multiple roles in the clean energy transition, from decarbonizing heavy industry to expanding energy storage — and even fixing the electric grid, according to panelists assembled by the nonprofit Our Energy Policy. But speakers at Wednesday’s … Continue reading What’s the biggest role for #hydrogen in a clean energy economy? It depends who you ask

U.S. Transmission System Needs Overhaul to Meet Renewable Goals

U.S. Transmission System Needs Overhaul to Meet Renewable Goals The current processes in and between regional transmission organizations (RTOs) are impeding the development of low-cost renewable power, according to a review recently released of regional and interregional transmission planning in the Great Plains, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. The analysis from Concentric Energy Advisors, commissioned by the … Continue reading U.S. Transmission System Needs Overhaul to Meet Renewable Goals

Renewable energy growth is being slowed by current transmission planning, ACORE study says

Renewable energy growth is being slowed by current transmission planning, ACORE study says The report warns that because of long lead times, the window “may be closing” on transmission upgrades needed to support a range of renewable energy goals. A study of transmission planning in the Great Plains, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic states says that current … Continue reading Renewable energy growth is being slowed by current transmission planning, ACORE study says

#California eyes #Nevada_power

California eyes Nevada power Gridliance, an independent electric transmission company with assets in southwestern Nevada, is working to interconnect with California’s grid to deliver power generated by renewables in the Silver State. Gridliance has proposed to develop its Silverado Renewables Connection plan to the California Public Utilities Commission, as the Golden State works to source … Continue reading #California eyes #Nevada_power