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  • Christie Talks up Flexibility of Transmission NOPR

    Jun 29, 2022 09:41 AM

    ROCKPORT, Maine — FERC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on transmission planning is narrowly focused on projects driven by public policy and emphasizes flexibility for states, Commissioner Mark Christie told the NEPOOL Participants Committee at its summer meeting in Maine last week. Those factors made him enthusiastic about the proposal, which he called a “product of compromise” among members of the commission that has “creativity and flexibility absolutely written in.”

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  • North Macedonia faces energy crisis if no interconnection agreement signed with Bulgaria

    Jun 29, 2022 09:39 AM

    BUCHAREST (ICIS)–Traders active in south-east Europe have raised alarm over security of energy supply in north Macedonia, which will be unable to tap alternative sources in case Russia cuts exports. The country could import gas from Bulgaria, which, in turn, sources it from Greece, but despite sufficient border capacity it is blocked from doing so because there is no interconnection agreement in place. Failure to source natural gas could lead to a significant electricity deficit.

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  • CAISO’s proposed ‘emergency’ interconnection process could hurt pending projects: Vistra

    Jun 29, 2022 09:36 AM

    Like other grid operators, CAISO has seen a surge in requests from generating and storage projects to connect to the grid. And like the PJM Interconnection, CAISO has been working with stakeholders to reform its interconnection review process. In a practice being adopted by other grid operators, CAISO studies interconnection requests in annual clusters, instead of on a first-come, first-served basis. Even so, the grid operator has been working with stakeholders to further refine its review.

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  • 37 States Fight Over Calif. Tailpipe Standards

    Jun 29, 2022 09:33 AM

    The first potentially decisive motions are due Monday in a case that pits 17 states and their allies against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its waiver allowing California to enact stricter tailpipe emissions standards than the federal government. California and 19 other states back the EPA’s decision, along with environmental groups, automakers and some utilities.

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  • FERC investigates Massachusetts generator, ISO New England over alleged capacity payment scheme

    Jun 29, 2022 09:27 AM

    FERC investigations are typically secret, but Salem Harbor revealed some details to a Delaware bankruptcy court in April, triggering ISO New England to issue its statement last week. According to the grid operator, FERC OE is investigating allegations that Salem Harbor, formerly known as Footprint Power, did not provide accurate information regarding its planned commercial operation date. OE says that in 2017 Salem Harbor missed a May 31 deadline but still collected capacity market payments.

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  • Why an energy crisis and $5 gas aren’t spurring a green revolution

    Jun 15, 2022 09:42 AM

    Big solar projects are facing major delays. Plans to adapt the grid to clean energy are confronting mountains of red tape. Affordable electric vehicles are in short supply. The United States is struggling to squeeze opportunity out of an energy crisis that should have been a catalyst for cleaner, domestically produced power. After decades of putting the climate on the back burner, the country is finding itself unprepared to seize the moment and at risk of emerging from the crisis.

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  • Biden’s executive action to support solar likely to run in tandem with support for energy storage

    Jun 15, 2022 09:40 AM

    Actions taken this month by the US government to support the country’s solar industry are unlikely to come at the expense of support for energy storage, Energy-Storage. News has heard. On 6 June, President Joe Biden announced a two-year waiver on tariffs for solar modules imported from Southeast Asia, even as an investigation is ongoing by the Department of Commerce into whether facilities in the region are being used by manufacturers to circumvent duties on imports from China.

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  • Proposed gas furnace efficiency rule expected to move 9% of customers toward electric heat: DOE

    Jun 15, 2022 09:38 AM

    Older furnaces can have efficiency rates as low as 56%, according to DOE, leaving significant room for improvement. The proposed rule would be the first significant update to furnace efficiency requirements in decades, say experts. “We’ve had far-more-efficient options available for years now,” Andrew deLaski, executive director of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project, said in a statement. “The new standard would reduce needless costs and greenhouse gas emissions.”

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  • OMS-MISO RA Survey Says Supply Deficits Could Top 10 GW by 2027

    Jun 15, 2022 09:35 AM

    MISO and the Organization of MISO States’ 2022 resource adequacy survey again sounded the supply alarm that the RTO rang in early April when it published its 2022/23 capacity auction results. The survey projects the footprint will have a 2.6-GW capacity deficit below the 2023 planning reserve margin requirement. The shortage would more than double up the 1.2-GW shortfall unearthed in the 2022/23 Planning Resource Auction. (See MISO’s 2022/23 Capacity Auction Lays Bare Shortfalls in Midwest.)

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  • Not backsliding on clean energy’: Officials say California’s proposed 5 GW reserve could be heavy on gas

    California’s energy system is facing a host of simultaneous challenges. While the state has added more than 4 GW of net qualifying capacity since last summer — more than 2.7 GW of which is available at 8 p.m., a particularly precarious time for the state’s grid given high electricity demand coupled with waning solar generation the grid is still vulnerable due to extreme drought, heat waves and other disruptions, California Independent System Operator President and CEO Elliot Mainzer said.

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