Commercialization, Renewable Energy

5 mega solar projects starting construction in 2023

March 21, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the United States solar industry continues to set records. SEIA predicted that the country’s total installed solar capacity would more than quadruple by 2030, with annual installations reaching 45 GW. This growth […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

FERC plans to improve process for hydroelectric projects

April 6, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the U.S. released its five-year strategic plan (for Fiscal Year 2022 through 2026), which includes improving the siting and review process for hydroelectric projects along with interstate gas pipelines and LNG facilities. FERC […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

FERC should grant Voltus petition for a technical conference on Order 2222

February 2, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Independent System Operator (ISO) compliance plans for FERC Order 2222 are on their last stretch, with PJM and ISO-NE filing coming up here in February and MISO and SPP plans due in April. Voltus, an energy aggregator, petitioned FERC for […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar and wind still lead generating capacity additions

January 4, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources (including biomass, geothermal, and hydropower) added more than 2,250 MW of new generating capacity each month during 2021. That was according to the SUN DAY Campaign, which based its finding on data from […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

How to ‘build back better’ energy markets for higher penetration of renewables

September 22, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

With next week’s FERC meeting on SEEM proposal, the question is back on the table: will FERC approve a group of southeast utilities’ proposal for organizing a market? This fall is the first legislative session across the US and other […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Can the US transmission planning process support a renewable energy future?

July 16, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) related to transmission reform. The ANOPR, titled Building for the Future Through Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection, recognizes that the […]

News and Policies, State

HydroLand acquires two North Carolina hydroelectric facilities

July 13, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

HydroLand has acquired two small run-of-river hydroelectric facilities from Northbrook Carolina Hydro II LLC: 980-kW Bryson Hydroelectric Project and 1.04-MW Franklin Hydroelectric Project. “Since our acquisition of the Enel portfolio, we have been executing our plan to modernize and upgrade […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Regulators join forces to remove barriers to clean energy transmission

June 17, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) today announced the formation of a joint federal-state task force on electric transmission, which FERC established by order issued today. Members of this first-of-its-kind task […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

FERC should reject MISO extension request for electric storage resource

April 9, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

On March 4, MISO filed a request to extend the deadline to implement a market participation model for electric storage resources at FERC. This new request moves the implementation date from June 2022 to March 2025. FERC should reject this […]

News and Policies, U.S.

FERC Order 2222-A continues to be good news for renewable project developers

March 19, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

FERC Order 2222 guided stakeholders, including renewable project developers, to aggregate distributed energy resources (DER) such as PV solar with energy storage. President Biden’s FERC Chairman Commissioner Glick wasted no time closing the loophole in the earlier demand response order […]

Energy Economics

Federal Regulator Calls For Closer Look At Carbon Pricing: Why That Matters

June 26, 2020

Via: Forbes

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently announced plans to hold a technical conference on carbon pricing in wholesale electric power markets in late September. This decision comes after a diverse coalition of private energy interests petitioned FERC to carefully […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

FERC Report: Renewable Energy Sources to Grow by 2021, While Use of Coal Diminishes

January 16, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

According to the latest data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), natural gas dominated new electrical generating capacity in 2018. However, renewable energy sources such as solar and wind may be poised to swamp fossil fuels as new […]

News and Policies, State, U.S.

Trump’s FERC Pick Could Tip Balance in Favor of Coal Bailout

October 5, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

U.S. President Donald Trump tapped Energy Department staffer Bernard McNamee to join the nation’s top energy regulator, potentially smoothing the path for a brewing bailout of money-losing coal and nuclear plants. If confirmed, McNamee would fill a seat on the […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Report: Cheap Natural Gas and Renewables Could Close Half of U.S. Coal Fleet by 2030

August 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. coal power plant fleet has been shrinking for years, with the official tally of coal plants closed exceeding those still open as of late last year. Another 43 gigawatts, or about 18 percent of the remaining 249 gigawatts […]

News and Policies, State

Concerns About Summer Reliability in Texas and California Persist

May 24, 2018

Via: Power Magazine

Higher-than-average temperatures forecast for much of the U.S. this summer won’t affect reliability in most regions, though concerns remain for Texas and Southern California, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Presenting the “Summer 2018 Energy Market and Reliability […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Clean Energy Supporters Begin to Make Inroads With Republican Policymakers

March 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee, railed against House lawmakers for “holding back the American economy” with what she characterized as uninformed attitudes toward renewable energy during an event in Washington, […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

A Hand Writing on the Wall for Natural Gas

December 12, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

We have seen the fall of coal. The Dow Jones Coal Index, which stood at over 723 at its high in 2008, was down over 94% to 41.36 on December 8. Just as telling, all of the companies that were […]