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    Democrats tested over boosting transmission, not pipelines, as bill directs FERC to improve regional planning

    Apr 20, 2021 12:00 PM

    Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill., plan to reintroduce a bill Tuesday that would direct the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to tackle interregional transmission planning. The bill, which Heinrich previously introduced in 2019, would give FERC six months to improve interregional transmission planning to expand and expedite projects. FERC Chair Richard Glick has indicated interest in pursuing transmission reform, and last week the commission dropped a previous...

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  • Despite natural gas failures during winter storm, Texas lawmakers target renewable energy in the aftermath

    Apr 19, 2021 01:03 PM

    Texas lawmakers have been advancing sweeping legislation to address some of the major issues stemming from February’s deadly winter storm and catastrophic power outages. But some of the legislative moves are targeting renewable energy sources, like wind and solar, which experts and some lawmakers say seems more like a way to protect oil and gas interests than fix problems with the state’s beleaguered power grid.

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    What FERC Order 2222-A Means for Microgrids and Energy Democracy

    Apr 19, 2021 12:00 PM

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order No. 2222-A, released March 18, continues efforts by US regulators to remove barriers for aggregated distributed energy resources (DERs) in wholesale markets. And it may unlock new revenue streams for microgrids. That’s the word from Norman Bay, former chairman of FERC, who called the order “exciting to see.” Bay is now head of the energy regulatory and enforcement group for the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

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    Biden budget, infrastructure plan would create standalone storage tax credit

    Apr 13, 2021 12:00 PM

    President Joe Biden's $1.52 trillion budget request for Fiscal Year 2022 includes a policy making standalone energy storage projects eligible for the federal investment tax credit (ITC), a move that advocates say will unleash new capital for renewable energy. The budget request also included new spending on storage as part of the administration's goal to decarbonize the energy sector by 2035.

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    File photo shows Dallas residents who'd been without water for a week after February's winter storm toting buckets from a fire hydrant on Park Lane.

    Texas new set of electricity regulators begins to take shape in wake of deep freeze, power outages

    Apr 12, 2021 06:07 PM

    A new set of Texas electricity regulators began to take shape Monday, as Gov. Greg Abbott nominated a finance expert to be the next chairman of the Public Utility Commission while his earlier choice of a PUC member moved toward Senate confirmation. The Republican governor put forward Peter Lake of Austin, who has spent more than five years as an Abbott appointee to the Texas Water Development Board, as his second commission pick in as many weeks.

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    Former NRC chair questions economic feasibility of new nuclear in US

    Apr 12, 2021 12:00 PM

    Without further aid from Congress and the White House, the prospects for the U.S. nuclear industry will dwindle in the face of cheaper resources that are getting built faster than new nuclear generators, according to a former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Small modular reactor developers are eyeing the potential to replace retiring coal generation and take advantage of those facilities' interconnection sites. Excepting NuScale Power, which has advanced in permitting...

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    Transmission strategy takes shape as Congress, FERC press ahead with reforms

    Apr 12, 2021 12:00 PM

    A package of far-reaching reforms to expand the nation's high-voltage electric transmission system is coming into focus as congressional Democrats begin drafting legislation in line with U.S. President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure vision. The suite of policy proposals is largely centered on a new investment tax credit for regionally significant transmission lines and potentially two new grid-focused offices housed within the U.S. Department of Energy and the Federal Energy...

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    #EBA2021AM- Next Week!

    Apr 07, 2021 12:00 PM

    EBA is here to keep you on top of the changing energy policies, regulations, and technologies you need to stay relevant in this industry. Energy powerhouses from the industry, regulatory, and legal communities will be on hand for two half-days of policy discussions and training at the 2021 EBA Annual Meeting & Conference. The #EBA2021AM will bring you 12 sessions, MCLE credit hours, and an abundance of meaningful opportunities to connect with hundreds of your colleagues and the industry's...

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  • #EBA2021AM: Register now to stay on top of new energy policies and technologies impacting the industry

    Apr 07, 2021 12:00 PM

    EBA is here to keep you on top of the changing energy policies, regulations, and technologies you need to stay relevant in this industry. Energy powerhouses from the industry, regulatory, and legal communities will be on hand for two half-days of policy discussions and training at the 2021 EBA Annual Meeting & Conference. The #EBA2021AM will bring you 12 sessions, MCLE credit hours, and an abundance of meaningful opportunities to connect with hundreds of your colleagues...

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    New York regulators have 'effectively accelerated' the state's storage market, report finds

    Apr 06, 2021 12:00 PM

    Programs and policies approved by New York regulators have "effectively accelerated" the state's energy storage market and helped it to deploy or contract for 1,186 MW of capacity, according to a new report from the Department of Public Service (DPS). The New York Public Service Commission in 2018 set a goal of deploying 3,000 MW of energy storage capacity by 2030, with an interim 2025 target of 1,500 MW.

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