Northeast Real Time LMPs near $1000 in some markets this morning.
SunShare to develop community solar gardens in Minnesota SunShare has entered into a strategic partnership with Mortenson construction firm for establishing community solar gardens in Minnesota. Read full article at Greentech Lead
Texas Power Rises Amid Forced Line Outage, Wind Production Drop Spot wholesale electricity in Texas jumped amid higher demand, below-forecast wind output and a forced transmission line outage that made the main grid’s eastern connection to other power networks temporarily unavailable. Read full article at Bloomberg
What do the ERCOT Reports Really Say About Texas’ Cleantech Market? The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages 90 percent of Texas’ electric grid, has been busy. In the last two months of 2014, the agency released two very lengthy reports examining the future of a lower-polluting power grid in light of upcoming … Continue reading What do the ERCOT Reports Really Say About Texas’ Cleantech Market?
The Battery Revolution: A Technology Disruption, Economics and Grid Level Application Discussion with Eos Energy Storage Recent advancements in energy storage technology could finally make renewables, such as wind and solar, truly viable economic alternatives to fossil fuels when it comes to generating power. The ability to store power bridges the reliability gaps that occur … Continue reading The Battery Revolution: A Technology Disruption, Economics and Grid Level Application Discussion with Eos Energy Storage
RGGI kicks off bidding process for March CO2 allowance auction Participating states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative released auction documents Jan. 12 for the first CO2 allowance sale of 2015, which begins the bidding process for the March 11 auction. Read full article at SNL
Oil Drops Below $45; U.S. Stockpiles May Speed Collapse Oil extended losses to trade below $45 a barrel amid speculation that U.S. crude stockpiles will increase, exacerbating a global supply glut that’s driven prices to the lowest in more than 5 1/2 years. Read article on Bloomberg
Accenture acquisition to boost smart grid solution services Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced it has completed a deal to purchase Structure to enhance its smart grid solutions services. Structure was founded in 1998 and since 2010, the company has received numerous industry awards for its work. Structure’s 190 employees will work alongside Accenture’s Resources operating group. … Continue reading Accenture acquisition to boost smart grid solution services
EPA Delays Power Plant Carbon Rules The Environmental Protection Agency will delay its three proposed carbon emission rules until mid-summer, as it coordinates their release to address new, existing and modified power plants during the same time frame. Read article on RTO Insider
D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments has started construction of the Red Horse 2 wind and solar project in Cochise County, Arizona. The Red Horse 2 project is one of the first combined wind and solar projects in the U.S. Read article at Greentech Lead