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FERC Order 841 mattered, but state interconnection rules

FERC Order 841 mattered, but state interconnection rules

November 19, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

It was big news this summer when a federal appeals court upheld Order 841 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. FERC Order 841 clarified that energy storage systems as small as 100 kW (which are interconnected on the distribution grid, under state rules), cannot be barred from participating in wholesaleRead More

FERC Order 2222 opens up wholesale electricity markets for DER — why is this a big deal?

FERC Order 2222 opens up wholesale electricity markets for DER — why is this a big deal?

September 21, 2020 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order 2222 last week to open up the wholesale electricity markers to distributed energy resources, which could go down as a historic decision. The public is more and more choosing to opt for cost-competitive solar and/or energy storage solutions. This rule is anRead More

Trade groups say the time is now for carbon pricing in wholesale electricity markets

Trade groups say the time is now for carbon pricing in wholesale electricity markets

April 15, 2020 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

A diverse coalition of power generators, trade associations and think tank this week asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to examine the policy options and implications of carbon pricing policies in competitive wholesale electricity markets. The request comes at a time when many states, utilities and electric markets areRead More

National clean energy groups request a rehearing with FERC, claiming it undermines state programs with MOPR

National clean energy groups request a rehearing with FERC, claiming it undermines state programs with MOPR

January 22, 2020 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

Four national clean energy organizations are calling out Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its “regulatory overreach” with its Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR), which they are saying is bias toward fossil fuels and blocks renewables from participating in wholesale PJM capacity markets. The four — Advanced Energy Economy (AEE),Read More

FERC makes some major revisions to its three-year energy infrastructure forecast (fossil fuels way down, renewables way up)

FERC makes some major revisions to its three-year energy infrastructure forecast (fossil fuels way down, renewables way up)

November 4, 2019 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released – belatedly – by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the agency has once again revised its three-year forecast for changes in the U.S. electrical generating capacity mix. Sharp declines are foreseen for fossil fuels and nuclearRead More

Hopefully the sun is setting on some old utility processes.

SEIA to FERC: Let’s make utility solicitations more competitive and transparent

August 29, 2019 at 4:14 pm Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) filed a proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to enhance competition under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) and address longstanding concerns of monopoly utilities. SEIA’s proposal is to provide utilities with relief from their mandatory purchase obligation as long as they runRead More

Syncarpha Capital, Stem to build solar + storage projects in Massachusetts to participate in wholesale energy markets

Syncarpha Capital, Stem to build solar + storage projects in Massachusetts to participate in wholesale energy markets

July 9, 2019 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Stem, Inc., a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) driven energy storage services, announced a new partnership with Syncarpha Capital to build 28.2 megawatt-hours (MWh) of large-scale storage projects co-sited with solar in Massachusetts. Syncarpha is a New York-based private equity firm that develops, owns and operates distributed PV solar energyRead More

Solar and wind energy could make up 17 percent of installed capacity by 2020

Solar and wind energy could make up 17 percent of installed capacity by 2020

January 5, 2018 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

In the latest issue of its Energy Infrastructure Update (with data through November 30, 2017), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) notes that proposed net additions to generating capacity by utility-scale wind and solar could total 115,984 megawatts (MW) by December 2020 – effectively doubling their current installed capacity ofRead More

Solar Dominates Energy Generation

Solar Dominates Energy Generation

December 23, 2014 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

For the ninth time in the past 11 months, solar and wind energy dominated the new U.S. electrical generating capacity. In it’s latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report (with data through Nov. 30, 2014), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, states that wind energy and solar powerRead More