February 23, 2024

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Pacific Gas and Electric
PG&E Foresees Strong Growth from Electrification, Data Centers
California’s “leadership in electrification” will be a key driver of Pacific Gas and Electric’s expected customer growth over the next five years, CEO Patti Poppe said during an earnings call.
Dominion Energy
Dominion Sells 50% of Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind to Stonepeak
Dominion Energy reported earnings of $2 billion in 2023 and announced that it has closed on an equity partner for its Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project. 
Worldview Films
Avangrid Avoids Major Offshore Wind Losses
Avangrid reported a year-over-year decrease in income but said a timely pause in its offshore wind projects saved it from write-offs that could have run into the billions.
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MISO Publishes Call to Action to Bypass Danger in Reliability Imperative Report
MISO released a new edition of its Reliability Imperative report this week, with the latest version containing an urgent call to action for all MISO players.
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FERC Catches Ketchup Caddy Co. in Another Fake DR Scheme in MISO
FERC is poised to levy a total $27 million in penalties on a Texas-based LLC meant to sell in-car ketchup holders that collected more than $1 million in undeserved MISO demand response payments.
Prices, Renewables Rise in New England Capacity Auction

ISO-NE's capacity prices cleared at $3.58/kW-month in FCA 18, a nearly $1 increase over last year.

Supreme Court Skeptical of EPA’s Good Neighbor Plan
The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared inclined to pause the Biden administration’s Good Neighbor Plan, an EPA rule to limit ozone-forming nitrogen oxide emissions from power plants and industrial facilities in certain states.
US Needs More Renewables to Meet IRA Emissions Goal, Report Finds
A new report finds that U.S. zero-emission vehicle sales meet industry expectations set upon passage of the IRA but utility-scale clean electricity expansion fall short.
American Clean Power Association
Clean Energy Groups Seek FERC Re-evaluation of Automatic Penalties in MISO Queue
Multiple clean energy organizations have asked FERC to reconsider its approval of automatic penalties for withdrawing generation in MISO’s interconnection queue.
Grain Belt Express
FERC OKs Grain Belt Express Connection Agreement with MISO; Invenergy Displeased with 2030 Target
FERC OK'd a MISO transmission connection agreement for the $7 billion, 5-GW Grain Belt Express transmission line despite protests from developer Invenergy.

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