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    Texas Governor Enacts Grid Reliability Measures, Including Power Plant Weatherization, ERCOT Reforms

    Jun 09, 2021 12:00 PM

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law sweeping bills approved by Texas legislators that will require power generators in the state to weatherize against extreme events and revamp organizational oversight of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Hours before the state’s regular 140-day legislative session dwindled to its end on May 30—and amid high-profile drama related to a GOP priority voting bill—Texas House and Senate lawmakers approved a series of last-minute changes...

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    Colorado legislators direct all transmission utilities to join an organized wholesale market by 2030

    Jun 08, 2021 12:00 PM

    A bipartisan bill requiring all Colorado transmission utilities to join an organized wholesale market by 2030 cleared the Colorado legislature last Thursday, drawing praise from both advocates and utilities. Senate Bill 72 will also create an independent Colorado electric transmission authority to establish intrastate electric transmission corridors and to operate transmission and storage facilities as needed to enable Colorado utilities to physically participate regional markets.

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    Nevada passes clean energy bill requiring state to join RTO, accelerating $2B transmission project

    Jun 04, 2021 12:00 PM

    The Nevada legislature on Monday approved a sweeping clean energy bill that aims to accelerate construction of a massive transmission project, increase spending on electric vehicle infrastructure and require that the state join a regional transmission organization (RTO) by 2030. Senate Bill 448 puts legislative backing behind the planned $2 billion "Greenlink Nevada" transmission upgrade, which would construct two new 525-kilovolt transmission lines that would essentially link...

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    Positive Signs Support Solar Sector

    Jun 01, 2021 12:00 PM

    Government support, lower costs, and technology advancements are among the bright spots as rapid growth continues. Solar power has long been part of the global push for renewable energy, and power industry analysts say it may only have scratched the surface of its potential. Solar led all power sources in terms of added generation capacity in 2020; a March report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) says the U.S. added a record 19.2 GW of new capacity last year...

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    SEIA joins lawsuit to roll back FERCs latest PURPA rules

    Jun 01, 2021 12:00 PM

    The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and other petitioners have challenged in federal court the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) recent rulemaking for PURPA that they said “effectively guts” the law’s implementation. The PURPA law “is the sole federal policy requiring monopoly utilities to purchase energy from renewable sources,” the petitioners said. “PURPA has always been unpopular with monopoly utilities and their allies,” which have consistently “lobbied for...​

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    NREL details cost declines needed for long-duration storage to displace nuclear, gas with CCS

    More research is needed to understand the economics of long-duration and seasonal storage technologies to make sure they can play a role in decarbonizing the electric grid, according to a new article published in the journal Nature Energy. The article, written by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) research engineer Omar J. Guerra, builds on a previous study that looked at the cost-effectiveness of deploying long-duration energy storage (LDES) in conjunction with renewable energy to...

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    Arizona regulators revive energy rules package, propose 100% clean energy by 2070

    May 28, 2021 12:00 PM

    The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted 3-2 on Wednesday to restart a rulemaking process to establish a 100% clean energy standard for the state. Despite more ambitious federal discussions and other state clean energy standards, regulators would consider a 2070 mandate, instead of the previously proposed 2050 deadline. The standard is part of a wider rules package that passed largely intact, stakeholders said, including planning requirements for energy storage, energy efficiency and...

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    New England offshore wind could shift Canada-US power trade balance

    May 28, 2021 12:00 PM

    A flood of cheap power generated by planned U.S. offshore wind projects could find its way onto Canada's power grid, reversing a long-standing trend of mostly one-way trade that sees massive exports of Canadian hydropower to the U.S. The Biden administration's recent approval of the first major wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts kick-started a plan for 30 GW of offshore wind capacity to be installed by 2030. Vineyard Wind LLC's 800-MW Vineyard Offshore Wind Project and subsequent...

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    NRG push for sweeping retail market changes in Northeast meets Texas-sized obstacles

    May 26, 2021 10:00 PM

    The reliability crisis in Texas has created hurdles for a campaign to reinvent retail competition in Northeastern restructured states. RG Energy is spearheading a political effort to make the most sweeping reforms to competitive retail electricity markets in the Northeast in over two decades. But Texas' recent power crisis has created an unexpected obstacle for this effort, raising questions about the extent to which retail electricity competition benefits consumers.

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    Connecticut looks to join seven other US states in setting energy storage target

    May 25, 2021 07:59 AM

    Connecticut’s Senate has passed a bill targeting the deployment of 1,000MW of energy storage by the end of 2030, which when signed into law by the state’s governor will make it the eighth state jurisdiction in the US so far to introduce either a target or mandate for energy storage. Senate Bill (SB) 952, ‘An act concerning energy storage,’ was passed by the upper house of Connecticut lawmakers on 20 May.

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