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May 21, 2024

Special Reports & Commentary

DOE
Counterflow: Long Duration Energy Storage: Reality Check
Carbon-free electricity proponents envision a massive portfolio of wind and solar generation supported by some type of storage. In theory this can work, but the reality is that long-term battery storage isn't practical.
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PJM General Session Covers Risk Management, Innovation
Panelists during the General Session at PJM’s Annual Meeting focused on the evolving security and climate risks the electric industry faces, as well as the potential for technology and a culture of creativity to provide new solutions. 
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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.
Idaho National Laboratory
Stakeholder Soapbox: It’s Time for New Wires on America’s Grid
Eric Gimon of Energy Innovation urges federal and state regulators not to overlook advanced reconductoring as a less expensive way to increase transmission capacity.
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Overheard at the Energy Bar Association’s 2024 Annual Meeting
The ongoing turnover of the generation fleet to cleaner resources, the recent return of demand growth and the need to stitch all that together with transmission expansion all came up at the Energy Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. 
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Energy Lawyers Debate the Impact of Losing the Chevron Deference
With the Supreme Court likely to overturn Chevron deference, the general counsels of FERC and the Department of Energy told the Energy Bar Association they doubt it would lead to massive issues with their agencies.
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Western Officials Get Rundown on ‘Irritating, Inefficient’ Market Seams
Utility staff charged with managing real-time operations will be equipped to deal with the seams between two Western day-ahead markets, but the situation will be far from ideal, Western state energy officials heard at the CREPC-WIRAB spring conference.
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Former FERC Chairs Debate Scripted Open Meetings
Former FERC Chairs Richard Glick, Neil Chatterjee, Cheryl LaFleur, James Danly and Norman Bay debated whether there should be debates at the commission's open meetings at the EBA Annual Meeting.
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Pathways Initiative to Act Fast on ‘Stepwise’ Governance Plan
Backers of the West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative say they want to move quickly on first part of their proposed plan to shift CAISO’s governance to an independent entity.
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Participants ‘Unwaveringly Committed’ to WRAP, WPP CEO Says
Western Resource Adequacy Program participants still strongly support the program despite recently appealing to delay its “binding” penalty phase by one year due to concerns about capacity shortages, WPP's Sarah Edmonds said.

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