Vermont and ISO-New England Provide an Interesting Renewable Energy Transition Case Study

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 04:14:00 +0000

Vermont doesn’t get a lot of attention outside of Bernie Sanders, but the state’s power system is worth taking a look at as it has undergone a notable shift toward renewable energy. About 80% of

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ITC Probing Economic Impact of Renewable Goals, Imports to New England

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:28:09 +0000

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Responding to a request from a Democrat-led U.S. House committee, the federal International Trade Commission (ITC) is investigating how New England’s increasing renewable targets are economically affecting the region, and what role renewable imports play in meeting those commitments. The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan and quasi-judicial federal agency that also provides fact-finding as it relates […]

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Plan to Build New 1-GW Plant in Rhode Island Officially Dead

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 18:28:24 +0000

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A project to build a 1-GW gas-fired power plant in Rhode Island has officially ended, after developer Invenergy took no action to appeal the project’s rejection by state regulators, who earlier this year voted unanimously against the plant’s construction. Invenergy had until Nov. 15 to challenge the formal denial of a construction license for the […]

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States to FERC: Promote Market Designs That Recognize State Priorities 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:57:18 +0000

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Attorneys general from 11 states ramped up pressure on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to recognize state policy goals as it makes decisions related to market design, siting of new gas pipelines and storage facilities, and grid reliability.  The measure is the latest in a string of recent pushes by states to ensure federally […]

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Rhode Island Rejects Burrillville Gas-Fired Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:39:58 +0000

A proposed 900-MW gas-fired power plant was rejected by Rhode Island regulators on June 20, leaving project developer Invenergy pondering its options for the planned facility in Burrillville. Rhode Island’s Energy Facility Siting Board, after a daylong hearing in Warwick, said the plant is not needed. Chicago, Illinois–based Invenergy can appeal the decision to the […]

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Polar Vortex Tests Resiliency of U.S. Power System 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:28:54 +0000

Brutally cold temperatures in the midwestern and northeastern U.S. spurred grid operator alerts as natural gas demand has surged, power prices have soared, and there have been forced generator outages.  The polar vortex, an extreme cold event characterized by back-to-back cold fronts, has so far prompted states of emergency in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. On […]

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FERC Thwarts ISO-NE’s Attempt to Keep Mystic Gas Units Online

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on July 2 denied ISO-New England’s (ISO-NE’s) request for a tariff waiver to keep two gas-fired units—a total capacity of 1,700 MW—at Exelon’s Mystic Generating Plant in Boston, Massachusetts, running to address “fuel security risks.” The commission instead gave the grid operator a year to submit permanent tariff revisions […]

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