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  • New England begins work on FERC Order 2222 compliance, but system impact is unclear

    Jan 07, 2021 09:25 AM

    New England utilities are already installing DERs on the grid and so the extent Order 2222's future impact on the region's resource mix is unclear. Still, officials say the process to comply with FERC's landmark order will involve virtually all of the region's stakeholders. "The region is already implementing a lot of distributed energy resources," said Yoshimura. "We're accounting for them and many participate in the wholesale market currently.

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  • Monetising battery storage in the UK and Europe in 2021: New opportunities and a new way of thinking

    Energy storage is poised to play a much bigger role this year in balancing electricity market volatility, accelerating the transition to renewable energy and providing economic benefits to those willing to invest, says Aaron Lally, managing partner at UK-based cleantech trading house VEST Energy.

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  • FERC approves tariff for Southwest Power Pool's Western imbalance market

    Jan 07, 2021 08:56 AM

    SPP has been working to launch the WEIS for more than a year and is now just a few weeks away, with the potential to expand the market in the future. The grid operator is pleased with FERC's order and ready to continue implementation efforts "which are well on their way," Bruce Rew, SPP senior vice president of operations, said in a statement. Rew called the order “another significant milestone" toward a planned Feb. 1 start.

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  • Hawaiian Electric bills to drop under new PUC rules

    Jan 07, 2021 08:47 AM

    Hawaii is set to see shrinking utility costs and growing renewable energy after the state Public Utilities Commission’s landmark decision to change the way Hawaiian Electric makes its money. In a decision and order more than 200 pages long issued last week, the PUC established a “performance- based regulation” framework that separates the profits of Hawaii’s largest utility from capital investments, or a “cost-of-service” approach.

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  • An Environmental Regulatory Roundup from Midnight Watch

    As the United States prepares for President-Elect Joe Biden to take office on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021, the Trump administration continues to take numerous administrative actions on climate, energy, and environmental issues. The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at the New York University School of Law created a “Midnight Watch” website to track these developments.

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  • Maryland, Illinois may pursue legislative MOPR exit, despite new FERC nearing

    "We wish that a new FERC could just simply wave its wand and get rid of the MOPR," said Illinois' consumer advocate. "We can't wait for a new FERC to solve the mess that the previous FERC created." With a new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the horizon, states that opposed the agency’s minimum offer price rule expansion within the PJM Interconnection are grappling with how or whether to continue fighting the rule.

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  • South Carolina regulators reject Dominion IRP due to insufficient renewables, rate hike request still pending

    The South Carolina Public Service Commission unanimously rejected a three-year integrated resource plan from Dominion Energy on behalf of the former South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G), requiring changes from the utility, including more renewable energy resources.

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  • Electric vehicle models expected to triple in 4 years as declining battery costs boost adoption

    The number of electric vehicle models available to consumers is expected to more than triple in the next three years, from roughly 40 to 127 in the United States, as battery prices fall, charging infrastructure spreads and adoption rises, according to Dan Bowermaster, senior program manager for electric transportation at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

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  • Seattle considers new approach to banning natural gas

    ELECTRIFICATION: After failing to pass a natural gas ban in single-family homes last year, Seattle officials are advancing a new proposal focused on large multi-family buildings and commercial construction. (MyNorthwest) OIL & GAS: • The Trump administration announces it will auction drilling leases for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in January, bypassing public comments and sparking warnings of costly legal action. (InsideClimate News)

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  • California utility SCE’s latest battery storage contracts to take company beyond 2GW mark

    Dec 09, 2020 04:17 PM

    Southern California Edison (SCE), one of California’s three main investor-owned utilities, has signed new long-term contracts with developers of 590MW of battery energy storage. They include a 325MW project by NextEra Energy, a 200MW project from Recurrent Energy, a 60MW project being jointly developed by 174 Power Global and Hanwha Group, as well as 5MW of aggregated behind-the-meter energy storage from residential solar installation and leasing company Sunrun.

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