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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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  • Groups say storage orders ignore federal/state jurisdiction bright line

    Nov 13, 2019 04:17 PM

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission orders that established rules for the participation of electric storage resources (ESRs) in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets operated by regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs) disregard the bright line between federal and state jurisdiction, the American Public Power Association, the Edison Electric Institute, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and American Municipal Power said. ​

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  • Austin SHINES: A working model for managing solar from both sides of the meter

    Nov 11, 2019 12:00 PM

    Austin Energy is experiencing a significant increase in renewable resources, with renewable energy making up 43% of the utility's generation mix as of June 2019, a 13% uptick from just three years prior. As the utility prepares for a new reality where renewable resources will comprise the majority of energy generation, Austin Energy is grappling with this change that requires addressing complex and interrelated challenges – both economic and operational.

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  • CAISO launches expanded reliability coordinator services

    Nov 08, 2019 12:00 PM

    The California Independent System Operator (ISO) on Nov. 1 launched its expanded reliability coordinator (RC) services, called RC West, making it the RC of record for 41 entities across 14 western states and northern Mexico. RC West now has oversight of power grid reliability for balancing authorities and transmission operators in the Western Interconnection, monitoring compliance for 87 percent of the load in the western U.S., CAISO noted.

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  • US power grid attack points surge with proliferating DERs: A hacker 'will eventually get in'

    Nov 07, 2019 12:00 PM

    As the United States' electric system becomes more distributed, security experts say the growing array of internet-connected sensors and industrial control systems presents a potential vulnerability that is not clearly understood and could be exploited to cause blackouts. So far, utilities have kept hackers from disrupting the grid and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards have helped to keep defenses robust. But the attack surface is only growing.

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  • States to FERC: Promote Market Designs That Recognize State Priorities

    Nov 06, 2019 12:00 PM

    Attorneys general from 11 states ramped up pressure on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to recognize state policy goals as it makes decisions related to market design, siting of new gas pipelines and storage facilities, and grid reliability. The measure is the latest in a string of recent pushes by states to ensure federally regulated regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and the competitive electric markets they operate will accommodate subsidized resources like...

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  • Adding renewables and FTM storage in LA is hard. Clean Power Alliance wants to change that.

    Nov 01, 2019 12:00 PM

    The RFO came the same week as California regulators urged load-serving entities in the state to add 4 GW of capacity in the next three years, due to concerns with a potential shortage starting in 2021. "We do have a preference for projects that have an earlier online date ... 2020 to 2021," Natasha Keefer, director of CPA's power planning and procurement, told Utility Dive.

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  • In era of cheap renewables, theres still a need for research, NREL director says

    Oct 31, 2019 12:00 PM

    The world still needs renewable innovation to match the challenges facing the planet in the coming decades. The cost of some renewables is now cheaper than fossil fuels or nuclear power, but researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, continue to work on ways to improve clean energy technologies and integrate them into the grid.

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  • Top 5 Energy Storage Trends of the Year

    Oct 30, 2019 12:15 PM

    Energy storage has been the hot topic in solar and e-mobility over the last couple years, and it’s only getting hotter. Last year, energy storage installations in the U.S. totaled 311 MW and 777 MWh, up from next to nothing six years prior, and this is just the beginning. Wood Mackenzie and Energy Storage Association analysts predict that total MWh deployed will grow nearly 14 times in the next five years.

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  • ComEd wins approval to test time-of-use rates starting in 2020

    Oct 25, 2019 12:00 PM

    The Illinois utility’s pilot program will offer three separate rates that will save money for customers who avoid peak hours. Chicago-area residents who can hold off on running dishwashers, washing machines and other energy-intensive appliances until later in the evening will have a chance to save money on their electric bills starting next summer.

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