February 23, 2024

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FERC Rejects Pump Storage Projects Over Navajo Objections
FERC rejected preliminary permits for seven pump storage projects on Navajo land, saying it no longer will consider projects that are opposed by host tribes.
Renewable Thermal Storage Could Zero out Industrial Heat Emissions
Thermal energy storage powered by renewables could be a flexible, cost-effective way to decarbonize heavy industry in the U.S., according to a new report from the Renewable Thermal Collaborative and Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.
State of Massachusetts
ISO-NE Must Include Pumped Hydro in Inventoried Energy Program, FERC Rules

FERC sided with Brookfield Renewable in the company’s complaint against the RTO. The IEP is intended to compensate resources for storing extra fuel.

Rye Development
Wash. Approval of Pumped Storage Project Sparks Dissent
In approving a water quality certificate for a pumped storage project along the Columbia, Washington sparked protests from area tribes and some environmental groups.
Constellation Energy
NY Funds Long-duration Energy Storage Projects
New York announced $16.6 million in funding for long-duration energy storage projects, with most going to a hydrogen project at Nine Mile Point nuclear plant.
Travel Southern Oregon
PacifiCorp Wins Preliminary Permits for Oregon Pumped Storage
FERC issued PacifiCorp permits to study the feasibility of developing pumped hydro storage projects in Southern Ore., located near a major intertie with Calif.
California Seeks to Blaze Trail for Long-duration Storage
With grid challenges looming and lithium in short supply, California is looking to accelerate the deployment of non-lithium-ion long-duration storage.
Energy Vault
DOE Targets 90% Cut in Cost of Long-duration Storage
A new initiative at DOE's national labs will use AI and machine learning to cut the time long-duration storage technologies will need to reach commercial scale.
NYISO Business Issues Committee Briefs: Sept. 14, 2021
The NYISO BIC recommended approval of tariff revisions to exempt solar generators no larger than 20 MW from meteorological data collection.

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