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June 17, 2024

Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

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Paper Examines How to Properly Value DER Grid Contributions
The use of distributed energy resources can reduce grid costs, delay system upgrades, authors contend.
EPRI
EPRI: Clean Energy, Efficiency Can Meet AI, Data Center Power Demand
The burgeoning power demand from data centers and artificial intelligence can be met by other means than new natural gas-fired power plants, according to a new report from the Electric Power Research Institute.
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ASE: Energy Transition Must Put Demand-side Efficiency, Flexibility First
A new Berkeley Lab report finds that a combination of aggressive demand and supply side measures could slash greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector 91% below 2005 levels by 2050.
ISO-NE
ISO-NE Predicts 10% Increase in Peak Demand by 2033
ISO-NE is predicting that New England’s peak load will increase by about 10%, and electricity consumption by 17%, by 2033, according to its 2024 Capacity, Energy, Loads and Transmission report.
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AEU: Electrifying MHD Vehicles Could Lower Grid Costs
Serving new demand from medium- and heavy-duty vehicle electrification will require grid upgrades but could lower utility rates, Advanced Energy United said.
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DOE: AI Critical to US Clean Energy, Grid Modernization Goals
Streamlining and accelerating permitting is just one of the potential uses DOE envisions for AI to accelerate the U.S. power system’s transition to 100% clean energy and the modern, efficient, secure grid needed to reach that goal by 2035.
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New Jersey Opens 4th Offshore Wind Solicitation
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has opened its fourth offshore wind solicitation with a planned capacity of up to 4 GW.
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NY PSC Launches Grid of the Future Proceeding
New York has launched a process to maximize the use and effectiveness of flexible tools such as distributed energy resources and virtual power plants. 
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FERC Approves NYISO’s 10-kW Minimum for DERs in Aggregations
FERC approved NYISO’s proposed tariff revisions that set rules for distributed energy resources seeking to participate in its markets, including a 10-kW minimum for individual resources to be included in an aggregation.
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Still More Work for ISO-NE on Order 2222 Compliance
FERC accepted an Order 2222 compliance filing by ISO-NE while requiring the RTO to make an additional filing to detail deadlines for distributed energy resource aggregators to submit metering data.

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