Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Major Issues News

DER: A Threat to the Grid?

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Terry Brinker, president of Reliable Energy Advisors and former NERC official, argues for cooperation among stakeholders to integrate distributed energy resources (DER).

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Planners: MISO Near-Term RA Sufficient

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MISO will have adequate generation over the next five years to address its changing resource mix and the adoption of new technologies, planning staff told RTO leaders. | © RTO Insider

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FERC’s Colette Honorable Says Goodbye?

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In their closing remarks at Thursday’s annual technical conference on reliability, acting FERC Chair Cheryl LaFleur and Commissioner Colette Honorable talked as if the event would be Honorable’s last public appearance as a commissioner. | © RTO Insider

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MISO South Outages Worry RTO, Monitor

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MISO staff and the Independent Market Monitor agreed that the RTO’s markets performed as they should have this spring, but both found a surge in MISO South outages troubling. | © RTO Insider

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ISO-NE PAC Briefs: June 21, 2017

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Eversource presented evidence of woodpecker damage and decaying support structures along a 345-kV line in Eastern Massachusetts and similar problems on the Southern Connecticut Loop. | Eversource

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NY Bill Sets Stage for Storage Targets

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New York lawmakers unanimously passed a measure requiring the state’s Public Service Commission to set targets to increase the adoption of energy storage in the state through 2030. | EOS Energy

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NG Lobby Goes on Offensive vs Coal, Nukes


A study released by the American Petroleum Institute said policy makers should seek the presence of “reliability attributes,” which natural gas is “relatively advantaged” in, rather than fuel diversity for the good of the grid. | API/Brattle Group study

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