June 20, 2024

Rooftop/distributed Solar

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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NEPOOL Participants Committee Briefs: May 3, 2024
The NEPOOL Participants Committee approved ISO-NE’s Order 2023-A compliance proposal, making incremental changes to its previous plan approved in March.
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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Summit Attendees Receive Updates on NY Renewable Energy Efforts
Wind, storage, solar and hydrogen make advances and face challenges in New York state.
Brattle Group
Virtual Power Plants Could Save Calif. $750M a Year, Study Says
California could significantly cut power costs through increased use of VPPs, according to the study by The Brattle Group and GridLab.  
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Grid Operators Report Reliable Operations During Eclipse
Grid operators reported zero issues managing the bulk electric system as Monday’s total eclipse briefly shaded solar panels across ISO-NE, NYISO, MISO, SPP and ERCOT.
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Bumps on the Road to Net Zero Highlighted at EPSA Summit
While their net-zero emission targets might not kick in until the 2030s, the power industry already is dealing with the issues they create, panelists said at the Electric Power Supply Association’s Competitive Power Summit.
Sun Valley Solar Solutions
FERC Rejects PURPA Petition in Arizona Solar Case
FERC declined to act on a petition that accused the Salt River Project of violating PURPA with rates that discriminate against customers with rooftop solar.
Coast-to-coast, Grid Operators Prepare for April Solar Eclipse
The upcoming April 8 solar eclipse will run a course from central Mexico to Newfoundland, but grid operators far from its path of totality will be dealing with its impact.
Counterflow: Hair (and Pants) on Fire

The Washington Post’s warning that “America is running out of power” lacks context and distracts us from the real work at hand, says columnist Steve Huntoon.

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