Wisconsin PSC Backs Construction of Gas-Fired Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:21:31 +0000

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Construction of a $700 million natural gas-fired power plant near the Wisconsin-Minnesota border was authorized by Wisconsin regulators on Jan. 16, over the objections of environmental groups who have said the plant is not needed. Dairyland Power Cooperative and Minnesota Power would jointly own the 625-MW Nemadji Trail Energy Center, which on its current timeline […]

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EIA: Renewables Will Surge Past Coal, Nuclear to 22% of U.S. Power Mix in 2021

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:27:33 +0000

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its first forecast for 2021 suggests the share of renewables in the utility-scale U.S. power generation mix will surge to 22%, up from 17% last year, while coal and nuclear’s shares will be further diminished. According to the agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), released Jan. 14, coal’s […]

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EIA: Renewables Will Surge to 22% of U.S. Power Mix in 2021

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:27:33 +0000

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its first forecast for 2021 suggests the share of renewables in the utility-scale U.S. power generation mix will surge to 22%, up from 17% last year, while coal and nuclear’s shares will be further diminished. According to the agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), released Jan. 14, coal’s […]

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PJM Stakeholders at Odds on Timing for Next Capacity Auction

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:19:42 +0000

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PJM Interconnection will not run a base residual auction (BRA) until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approves recalculated Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) floor prices for new and existing resources as directed by the federal entity’s ground-shaking Dec. 19 capacity market order. But when that will occur is still highly uncertain. In a presentation […]

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Deal Announced to Close Louisiana Coal Unit

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 03:38:53 +0000

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The Arkansas Public Service Commission on Jan. 8 approved a plan to retire the Dolet Hills power plant, a coal-fired unit in Mansfield, Louisiana that serves part of the state. The Sierra Club, one of the environmental groups that had called for the plant’s closure, announced the Arkansas PSC had approved a settlement with Southwestern […]

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POWER Digest [January 2020]

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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Engie Will Close 1 GW of Coal Generation; Adding Solar, Wind. French energy group Engie in mid-December said it will close 1 GW of coal-fired power generation assets in Peru and Chile over the next five years

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10 Power Sector Insights from the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2019

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) November 2019–released World Energy Outlook 2019 (WEO2019) is studded with interesting findings about emerging trends in the power sector. Here are 10 from the

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Evolution of the Smart Grid at Forefront of Transformative Change

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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The power industry is in the midst of a shake-up, a revolution in how electricity is generated and distributed. Smart grid technology is changing the way utilities and customers interact, and providing support

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Power Industry Disrupters: Gas, Renewables, and Storage

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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The power industry is experiencing significant changes. Natural gas, wind, solar, and battery storage seem to be the wave of the future. What’s compelling the transformation? Some people point to

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Obrador Administration Rolling Back Energy Reform in Mexico

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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The future of energy in Mexico is being shaped by the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who wants state-owned energy companies to have more influence over the country’s power

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