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  • For South Carolina solar, 'things look bleak,' advocates warn, as utilities defend lower rates

    Nov 28, 2019 12:00 PM

    This was the first rate review for Dominion and Duke since South Carolina passed the The Energy Freedom Act, which aimed to grow the state's solar market. Both utilities defended the lower rates. Comparisons between Dominion's territories in other states are inaccurate, the utility said in a statement.

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  • FERC adopts new base ROE methodology

    Nov 27, 2019 12:19 PM

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Nov. 21 approved an order that alters the Commission’s methodology for analyzing the base return on equity, or ROE, component of a jurisdictional public utility’s rates. In remarks on the order, FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee said that the new method was technically sound, legally durable, and would provide much needed certainty.

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  • Glick asks for return to 'nonpartisan' FERC as Senate advances Trump's pick

    Nov 27, 2019 12:00 PM

    Glick, the sole Democratic commissioner, said he had been surprised at the lack of compromise. Former Democratic Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur had also indicated that many dockets would become non-starters without her support, when the commissioners were deadlocked 2-2.

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  • Parties weigh in on New York policy objectives and NYISO markets

    Stakeholders in recent filings with the New York Public Service Commission highlighted the difficulties the state faces in trying to integrate its clean energy goals with the wholesale power market operated by the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) and, in particular, its capacity market that is designed to provide revenue to ensure enough capacity is built or stays online to keep the lights on.

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  • Time to move away from old precedents in FERC pipeline reviews

    Nov 25, 2019 12:00 PM

    Since adopting its natural gas pipeline Policy Statement 20 years ago, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved 474 gas pipeline projects, representing 23,773 new miles of pipeline around the nation. It has rejected only two projects. This outcome, along with the significant changes that have occurred in the natural gas industry, led me two years ago to call on FERC to update its Policy Statement, which has guided how the Commission considers pipeline projects since 1999.

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  • EBA Office: Holiday Alert

    The office is closed Nov 28-Dec1, 2019. Happy Thanksgiving

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  • Generators call on PJM to expedite delayed capacity auction, once new rules are set

    Nov 22, 2019 12:00 PM

    It remains unclear when FERC will act on capacity market reforms, leaving PJM in limbo with regard to its annual auction. And some market participants have warned that even with new rules in place, there are still myriad details that must be addressed before the auction can be held. Once FERC approves revisions, PJM will need to make a compliance filing to revise its own rules.

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  • CPUC opens investigation to examine recent power shutoff events

    Nov 22, 2019 09:21 AM

    he California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Nov. 13 opened an investigation to examine recent Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events in the state. The formal investigation will assess whether the state’s investor-owned electric utilities properly balanced the need to provide safe and reliable service when planning and executing their recent PSPS events.

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  • Dominion Virginia plan for 1.5 GW new peaking capacity will lead to more gas plants, NGOs fear

    Nov 15, 2019 12:00 PM

    Dominion Energy Virginia is seeking up to 1,500 MW of new dispatachable peak capacity beginning in 2022, to replace generation retirements and to provide system balancing needs for the company's growing renewables fleet. Environmental groups say the RFP aims to bring new gas-fired generation into the state, which is at odds with state policy targeting 100% carbon-free power by 2050. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, D, in September signed Executive Order 43 setting the state on a course to reach 30%​

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  • Incentives spur rapid storage growth in New York, outpacing distributed solar expansion: NYSERDA CEO

    Nov 14, 2019 12:00 PM

    New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) Market Acceleration Bridge Incentive Program for energy storage is getting a record amount of participants, NYSERDA CEO Alicia Barton announced at the Energy Storage North America conference on Thursday.

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