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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Consumers Energy to Quit Coal by 2025, Speeding Closure of Five Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 15:50:44 +0000

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Michigan’s largest energy provider Consumers Energy will stop using coal as a fuel source for power generation within the next four years—15 years earlier than previously planned. In an updated integrated resource plan (IRP) filed with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on June 23, the CMS Energy subsidiary said the effort would lead Michigan’s […]

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Consumers Energy to Quit Coal by 2025, Speeding Closure of Five Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 15:50:44 +0000

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Michigan’s largest energy provider Consumers Energy will stop using coal as a fuel source for power generation within the next four years—15 years earlier than previously planned. In an updated integrated resource plan (IRP) filed with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on June 23, the CMS Energy subsidiary said the effort would lead Michigan’s […]

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Connecticut Becomes Eighth State to Adopt Energy Storage Targets

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 16:56:11 +0000

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Under a newly enacted law, Connecticut will deploy 1 GW of energy storage by December 2030 and pursue interim targets to deploy 300 MW by 2024 and 650 MW by 2027. With the measure, Connecticut joins California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, and Virginia, states that have so far set targets to procure […]

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CCUS: Big Opportunity and Hard Questions

Credit to Author: Stan Kaplan| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:13:38 +0000

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For the world to avoid a climate catastrophe, carbon capture is likely a necessity, not an option. To meet the Paris Agreement’s objectives—keep warming below 2C and preferably near 1.5C—net zero carbon emissions must be achieved circa 2050, and some carbon dioxide will have to be extracted from the atmosphere. Deployment of carbon capture, utilization, […]

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Despite South Carolina IRP Rejection, Duke Energy Seeks 80-Year Operation for Oconee Nuclear Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:28:27 +0000

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Duke Energy has kicked off an effort to renew the operating licenses of all its 11 nuclear reactors for 20 more years, starting with Oconee Nuclear Station, its largest nuclear plant. The utility on June 21 filed an application with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a subsequent license renewal (SLR) for the three-unit 2.5-GW […]

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West Coast Offshore Wind Closer to Becoming a Reality

Credit to Author: Gregory Zerzan| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:27:30 +0000

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In late May, the U.S. Department of the Interior, in conjunction with the Department of the Navy and the State of California, announced plans to offer leases to develop offshore wind projects for the north-central coast of California. The lease sale is scheduled to occur in 2022 and would be the first such West Coast […]

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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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International Trade Laws and the Clean Energy Industry: How to Keep Regulatory Issues from Short-Circuiting Your Company’s Growth

Credit to Author: Luciano Racco| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:38:22 +0000

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New restrictions on international trade have become near-daily headlines. Sanctions, export controls, restrictions on foreign investment in the U.S., and actions prohibiting the importation of goods produced using forced labor affect all U.S. companies including those in the clean energy sector. Keeping up with these ever-evolving regulations is a difficult task, but getting smart about […]

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