July 23, 2024


DC Circuit Finds for SPP in Wind Farm Dispute
The court rejected a wind farm’s challenge of FERC’s decision to allow SPP to charge more than $100 million for upgrades needed to connect the facility to the grid operator’s system.
Utilities Seek Rehearing in FERC Interconnection Funding Proceedings
A group of utilities have filed for rehearing of a show cause order FERC issued in June that could change the practice of who pays for interconnection lines at four ISO/RTOs.
Report Looks at Root Causes of Electric Rate Hikes
A new report says residential electric rates have been rising at a pace less than inflation in most states since 2010 and the clean energy transition is not driving the increase. 
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Talen Energy Deal with Data Center Leads to Cost Shifting Debate at FERC
Talen Energy’s deal to carve out capacity from its Susquehanna Nuclear Plant to serve a growing data center on its site drew protests at FERC from other parties who argued the deal and others like it could shift costs and threaten reliability. 
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Startups: Market Will Move New Cleantech Regardless of Election Outcome
Questions from energy reporters at a USEA briefing on emerging cleantech shifted the focus to what will happen to U.S. energy policy if Donald Trump is re-elected president.
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Dominion Issues RFP for Small Modular Reactor at North Anna
Dominion Energy Virginia issued a request for proposals from developers to build a small modular reactor at its existing North Anna nuclear plant.
Northeast States Collaborative on Interregional Transmission
10 Northeastern States Sign MOU on Interregional Transmission Planning
Ten East Coast states signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a framework to coordinate interregional transmission planning and development.
FERC Approves LS Power Gas Plant Purchase Despite PJM Monitor’s Concerns
FERC approved LS Power’s purchase of an 810-MW natural gas plant in central Pennsylvania despite some qualms from PJM’s Independent Market Monitor. 
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Overheard at Infocast’s Transmission & Interconnection Summit
Industry leaders, experts, policymakers and regulators gathered near the nation’s capital to discuss how recent FERC orders will affect regional transmission planning, cost allocation, permitting and other issues.
NYISO Studying How to Update IRM Calculation to Account for Offshore Wind
The New York State Reliability Council’s mathematical model for calculating the state’s installed reserve margin every year will need to be updated as more offshore wind and major transmission lines come online, NYISO told stakeholders. 

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