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  • Public power groups challenge PJM minimum offer price rule expansion order

    Jan 24, 2020 01:00 PM

    A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order directing PJM Interconnection to implement a sweeping expansion of its current minimum offer price rule (MOPR) will expose public power utilities and their customers to the risk of having to pay twice for new capacity resources, without providing them any effective way to mitigate that risk, the American Public Power Association, American Municipal Power and the Public Power Association of New Jersey said in seeking rehearing of the decision.

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  • NERC details expected growth in renewables, storage

    Jan 23, 2020 12:00 PM

    More than 330 gigawatts of solar and wind capacity are planned for installation through 2029, and 8 GW of utility-scale electricity storage are expected by 2024, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) said in its 2019 long-term reliability assessment. The 2019 report, released Dec. 19, found there is sufficient generation supply to meet expected load, except in two areas where generation is projected to fall below NERC’s reference margin level, Texas and Ontario.

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  • Calif. GHG reduction programs not equally cost effective: report

    Jan 22, 2020 12:00 PM

    The most recent report on California’s efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions found that while GHG emissions have declined, the state’s existing range of policies shows uneven cost effectiveness of a wide variety of programs.

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  • 2020 Outlook: 10 trends driving the US power sector

    Jan 21, 2020 06:00 PM

    The U.S. power sector is undergoing a fundamental transformation, and has been for some time. But what are the biggest trends to watch in 2020? In speaking to a cross section of industry observers, the following 10 emerged. Renewables, storage, DER grow increasingly competitive with traditional supply options The economics of wind, solar and storage will continue to improve in 2020, creating a variety of implications seen in many of the other trends below.

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  • Transmission Emerging as Major Stumbling Block for State Renewable Targets

    Jan 21, 2020 05:07 PM

    Demand for renewables from the growing number of states and utilities with 100 percent clean energy goals is almost certain to outpace their ability to supply it from within their own borders. But the time needed to build transmission lines to move the power around is running out. On Wednesday, research firm ScottMadden released a new in-depth study that describes the complicated, region-by-region state of play for the U.S. transmission grid.

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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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