ISO-NE Move Puts New Gas-Fired Plant in Doubt

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2021 20:13:52 +0000

The future of a natural gas-fired power plant planned in northeastern Connecticut is in jeopardy after regional grid operator ISO-New England (ISO-NE) asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to end a capacity contract with the project. Florida-based NTE Energy’s plan to build the 650-MW Killingly Energy Center has been delayed due to […]

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FERC Tackles Modernization of U.S. Power Markets

Credit to Author: Kent Knutson| Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 14:04:05 +0000

The seven major organized electricity markets scattered across the U.S. account for roughly two-thirds of all power generated in the country. Most of these markets are made up of Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) that were created more than twenty years ago. The primary mission of the markets is to neutrally […]

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FERC Tackles Modernization of U.S. Power Markets

Credit to Author: Kent Knutson| Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 14:04:05 +0000

The seven major organized electricity markets scattered across the U.S. account for roughly two-thirds of all power generated in the country. Most of these markets are made up of Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) that were created more than twenty years ago. The primary mission of the markets is to neutrally […]

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Is America Ready to Take a ‘Baby Step’ Toward Carbon Pricing?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:26:31 +0000

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Most people recognize that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas (GHG), and while not everyone agrees, a majority of climate scientists believe increasing concentrations of GHGs in the atmosphere are causing climate change on Earth. Carbon pricing is a market-based strategy for reducing CO2 emissions. The goal of carbon pricing schemes is to place […]

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Leveling the Market Playing Field for Hybrid Power Plants

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:13:10 +0000

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent agency that, among other things, regulates the interstate transmission of electricity. Its ultimate mission is to “Assist consumers in obtaining economically efficient, safe, reliable, and secure energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means, and collaborative efforts.” In the past, FERC has […]

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Leveling the Market Playing Field for Hybrid Power Plants

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:13:10 +0000

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent agency that, among other things, regulates the interstate transmission of electricity. Its ultimate mission is to “Assist consumers in obtaining economically efficient, safe, reliable, and secure energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means, and collaborative efforts.” In the past, FERC has […]

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Rolling Blackouts Triggered as Historic Heatwave Grips Pacific Northwest

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:32:57 +0000

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Utilities across the Pacific Northwest are bracing for exceptional stress on the grid as record-breaking temperatures continue to fester across the region, and at least one utility—Avista Corp.—this week began rolling outages as a measure to alleviate strain on the electric system. Despite pleas to customers to reduce their power consumption, Avista, which supplies power […]

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D.C. Court Slaps Down FERC’s “Ostrich-Like” Approval Of Gas Pipeline — Could Have Large Implications

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 22:03:54 +0000

A federal court threw out FERC’s approval of a proposed Missouri gas pipeline Tuesday, finding FERC approved the pipeline over evidence of self-dealing. FERC said it had “no reason to second guess” the company’s business plans to pay its affiliate company, via ratepayers, to build a pipeline despite no new demand, a claim the court […]

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FERC-NARUC Task Force Will Tackle Transmission Issues

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 19:13:38 +0000

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Two groups concerned with issues regarding the regulation and production of U.S. electricity have announced formation of a joint federal-state task force on power transmission, an effort to better identify the costs and benefits associated with electric power projects, and support the buildout of renewable energy resources. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), an independent […]

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NRDC, 50+ Orgs Send Clear Message: It’s Time for FERC Reform

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 29 May 2021 11:00:28 +0000

Courtesy of NRDC. By Gillian Giannetti  NRDC, the Sustainable FERC Project, and more than 50 other organizations sent a clear message on May 26th to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: FERC must reform how it reviews applications for new gas pipeline infrastructure. FERC has been reviewing its 22-year-old Certificate Policy Statement — its guiding document on how it […]

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