Sunday, February 14, 2016

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The Future of DR

A Half Century of DR

A Half Century of DR

Demand response began in the 1950s, with “interruptible” programs involving commercial and industrial customers.

From Negawatts to Flexiwatts

From Negawatts to Flexiwatts

The Rocky Mountain Institute, whose founder coined the term “negawatt,” says the future is in storage-enabled “flexiwatts.”

ERCOT News

ISO-NE News

FERC Denies Fidelity Affiliate Request

FERC Denies Fidelity Affiliate Request

FERC denied a request by two energy companies to declare they were not affiliates of the investment management wing of Fidelity Investments.

MISO News

MISO Market Subcommittee Briefs

MISO Market Subcommittee Briefs

The MISO Market Subcommittee on Feb. 2, 2016, discussed Tariff revisions to extend the day-ahead market, interface pricing and EEE flags.

MISO Steering Committee Briefs

MISO Steering Committee Briefs

MISO’s Steering Committee discussed the RTO’s upcoming joint common market meeting with PJM and the ongoing stakeholder redesign.

NYISO News

NRC Inspector Due at Indian Point Thursday

NRC Inspector Due at Indian Point Thursday

A special NRC inspector is expected to arrive at the Indian Point nuclear plant Thursday to begin an inquiry into why elevated levels of tritium were found in the groundwater under the plant.

NYPSC OKs $5.3B Clean Energy Fund

NYPSC OKs $5.3B Clean Energy Fund

The New York Public Service Commission approved a 10-year, $5.3 billion Clean Energy Fund to accelerate the state’s switch to cleaner resources.

PJM News

PJM MRC & Members Committee Briefs

PJM MRC & Members Committee Briefs

A summary of issues discussed at the PJM MRC and Members Committee meeting on Jan. 28, 2016, including integrating distributed resources.

SPP News

SPP, SaskPower Make First International Trade

SPP, SaskPower Make First International Trade

SPP recently completed its first international transaction, thanks to Canadian interconnections that came with the Integrated System’s addition to the RTO last year.

SPP Adds Ex-MISO CEO, NERC Trustee to Board

SPP Adds Ex-MISO CEO, NERC Trustee to Board

SPP CEO Nick Brown told members the board’s expansion was necessary for succession purposes. The board now consists of Brown and eight independent directors.

FERC & Federal News

Clark Won’t Seek New FERC Term

Clark Won’t Seek New FERC Term

“After discussing with my family over the holidays, we have decided to not seek another term on the commission,” Clark said.

Company News

Company Briefs

Company Briefs

News briefs on companies and firms doing business with RTOs.

Federal Briefs

Federal Briefs

News briefs on FERC and the federal agencies that impact RTOs.

State Briefs

State Briefs

News briefs from the states within the footprint of RTOs.

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