The Evolution of Power Business Models

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:10:00 +0000

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Traditional models have been upended by recent disruptions, including decarbonization, decentralization, and even the COVID pandemic, but new ones are replacing them that focus on customer preference

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FERC, NARUC Want Utility Workers Designated as ‘Essential’

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:06:25 +0000

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Two agencies aligned with the power generation industry, including the group representing state public service commissioners who regulate utility services, including energy, telecommunications, and water, are asking state regulators to designate utility company workers as essential to the nation’s critical infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the National Association […]

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FERC Approves New Cybersecurity, Transmission Reliability Standards

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:01:58 +0000

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Jan. 23 approved two new reliability standards related to transmission system planning performance and cybersecurity. However, it also proposed to retire 74 reliability standard requirements, which it deemed duplicative or unnecessarily burdensome. Among the spate of actions it took on Thursday, FERC also green-lighted retaining the North American […]

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NERC: Long-Term Reliability Uncertain Amid Rapid Changes to Bulk Power System

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 15:29:46 +0000

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Significant and rapid changes that are reshaping North America’s power sector will likely leave Texas and Ontario, Canada, with supply shortfalls over the next decade, and energy deficiencies could also occur during off-peak conditions in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) area and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) region, the North American Electric Reliability […]

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Regulators: Central Station Generation Will Stay Dominant Despite Emerging Tech

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:39:32 +0000

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A nationwide survey of state utility commissions suggests regulators are increasingly grappling with issues that could “profoundly” alter energy delivery and utility business models. However, over the next decade, they expect central station generation will continue to dominate state portfolios, and utility-scale solar growth will surpass customer-owned photovoltaic (PV).  The survey to take the “regulatory […]

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Chile Presents a Coal Exit Plan

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Chile, a country that relied on coal for about two-fifths of its power generation in 2016, in June announced it would mothball eight coal plants, totaling 23 GW, of its existing 28-plant coal fleet over the

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Comelec: Namfrel approved use of transmission router

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 13:27:26 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – The National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) was among the stakeholders who agreed to use the transmission router for vote-counting machines (VCMs) in the May 13 midterm elections, Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Friday.

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Wind Industry Prepares for Massive Expansion

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:31:24 +0000

Construction activity on wind projects across the U.S. surged to a record level of more than 20 GW in the third quarter of 2018, and about 35.1 GW of new wind capacity was under construction or in advanced development at the end of 2018, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).  In 2018, the […]

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Global Report Warns of Looming Skills Shortages in Power, Nuclear, Renewables Sectors

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 14:48:25 +0000

Power companies worldwide are struggling to balance talent shortages with changing skills needed for an increasingly digitalized business, the newly released Global Energy Talent Index (GETI) suggests.  The Jan. 22–released annual energy recruitment and employment trends report by Airswift, a global energy workforce provider, and Energy Jobline, an online jobsite dedicated to the energy and […]

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