With New FERC Office of Public Participation, You Can Help Shape Energy in Your Community

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 01:01:52 +0000

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists. By Mike Jacobs, Senior energy analyst Gather in and read the news! Prepare yourselves for sights never before seen! Ok, I’m no carnival sideshow barker, but this also isn’t a sideshow. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is creating an Office of Public Participation after 35 years of dodging the […]

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Power Co-op Files Bankruptcy After $2.1 Billion ERCOT Bill

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 19:40:28 +0000

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The group considered Texas’ oldest and largest electricity cooperative has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying it can’t pay money wanted by the state’s grid operator in connection with power outages during a major winter storm that hit in February. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative filed its bankruptcy petition March 1 in the U.S. Bankruptcy […]

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Power Co-op Files Bankruptcy After $2.1 Billion ERCOT Bill

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 19:40:28 +0000

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The group considered Texas’ oldest and largest electricity cooperative has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying it can’t pay money wanted by the state’s grid operator in connection with power outages during a major winter storm that hit in February. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative filed its bankruptcy petition March 1 in the U.S. Bankruptcy […]

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Forecast: Solar Power Over 50% of US Power Capacity Growth in Next 3 Years

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 02:36:22 +0000

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) expects that slightly more than 50% of new US power capacity in the next 3 years will come from solar power — and that’s just considering large-scale solar power projects, not small-scale/rooftop solar power installations. According to FERC’s January 2021 to December 2023 forecast for power capacity additions, […]

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Texas Launches Probe of Power Companies After Blackouts

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 16:32:13 +0000

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The fallout from the severe weather that crippled the power grid in Texas and other states over the past week continues, as officials grapple with what went wrong and who should be held accountable for an energy emergency that left millions without electricity. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Feb. 19 said his office would […]

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Texas Launches Probe of Power Companies After Blackouts

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 16:32:13 +0000

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The fallout from the severe weather that crippled the power grid in Texas and other states over the past week continues, as officials grapple with what went wrong and who should be held accountable for an energy emergency that left millions without electricity. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Feb. 19 said his office would […]

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Fending Off Forced Power Plant Outages

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 05:12:00 +0000

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The changing profile of the power system has added new stressors on conventional power generation and may have raised the potential for forced outages. Addressing them requires a closer look at traditional and

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FERC Signals Green Light on Carbon Pricing to Help Reduce Emissions

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 05:08:00 +0000

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The body that regulates the interstate transmission of oil, electricity, and natural gas has signaled its willingness to approve regional grid operator plans that incorporate carbon pricing into their rate

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FERC Signals Green Light on Carbon Pricing to Help Reduce Emissions

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 05:08:00 +0000

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The body that regulates the interstate transmission of oil, electricity, and natural gas has signaled its willingness to approve regional grid operator plans that incorporate carbon pricing into their rate

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Solar & Wind = 74.6% of Expected US Power Capacity Growth in Next 3 Years (Charts)

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 12:00:03 +0000

Last week, I published an update on US power capacity — new additions as well as total power capacity. The good news was that 100% of new capacity power in October was from renewable sources. The less good news was that only 21.7% of total power capacity is from wind, water, and solar power plants (only counting large-scale solar, not small-scale rooftop solar)

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