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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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  • CAISO marks first phase of reliability coordinator operations

    The California Independent System Operator recently became the official reliability coordinator of record for 16 electricity balancing authorities and transmission operators primarily in California, and one in Mexico.

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  • ERO Enterprise Leaders to Address State of Reliability at FERC Technical Conference

    Leadership from the ERO Enterprise will participate on a panel at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's annual technical conference on reliability issues of the bulk power system Thursday. The conference, which is open to the public, begins at 9 a.m. Eastern at FERC's headquarters.

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  • Statement on Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur's Departure Announcement

    During her nine years of service, Commissioner LaFleur has been a source of wisdom and stability at FERC. I will never forget the kindness she offered me when I came to the Commission.

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  • The U.S. Accounted for 98% of Global Oil Production Growth in 2018

    Jul 02, 2019 02:30 PM

    Earlier this month BP released its Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. Each year, I do a series of articles covering the Review's findings.

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  • Carbon pollution import tax proposed by Biden and Inslee would be unworkable, economists warn

    Jun 19, 2019 11:16 AM

    Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Jay Inslee both took a shot at China and other heavy-polluting countries this week by releasing climate change plans that would tax imports of carbon-intensive goods.​

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