Saturday, June 24, 2017

RTOs/ISOs News

Western Utilities Bought 3X Planned Wind, Study Says

department of energy wind capacity

A Department of Energy study found that Western U.S. utilities procured three times more wind capacity than planned in 2003-2014, showing the relationship between electricity resource planning and procurement is limited. | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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MISO: $130M Needed for New Market Platform

MISO board market platform

MISO wants to spend $130 million over the next five years to build a new market platform before its existing one becomes outdated, but its board members want a thorough stakeholder review of the project’s cost first. | © RTO Insider

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DC Circuit Rejects Challenge to PJM CP Rules

PJM DC circuit capacity performance rules

An appellate court rejected challenges to PJM’s controversial Capacity Performance market rules, potentially cementing changes that critics believe were hastily enacted and unjustifiably increase costs.

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ERCOT BoD Briefs: June 13, 2017

lubbock power & light from spp to ercot

The ERCOT board learned that further analysis indicates Lubbock Power & Light’s potential transition from SPP could result in as much as $77 million in increased production costs. | © RTO Insider

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SPP SSC Briefs: June 14, 2017

SPP Seams Steering Committee

Having agreed on a first potential interregional project with MISO, SPP is moving the 115-kV line in South Dakota through regional review. | © RTO Insider

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Offshore Wind Developers Ponder Tx Options

iso-ne transmission offshore wind

Transmission will be Massachusetts’ biggest challenge in its goal of adding 1,600 MW of offshore wind, a panel told Raab Associates’ 154th New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable. | © RTO Insider

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WECC Generation, Transmission Loss Events Spike

western interconnection WECC

Electric system disturbances resulting from the loss of generation or transmission in the U.S portion of the Western Interconnection increased by 50% between 2015 and 2016, according to a new report from the Western Electricity Coordinating Council. | WECC

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MISO PAC Briefs: June 14, 2017

MISO planning advisory committee briefs attachment Y

MISO plans by the end of the year to introduce Tariff changes eliminating resource suspensions in favor of a single retirement process that would allow a potentially retiring resource to retain the ability to participate in an upcoming capacity auction. | © RTO Insider

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MISO Rethinks Weighting of MTEP 18 Futures

miso mtep 18 futures

Recent market developments are compelling MISO to reconsider how it weighs the relative importance of its 15-year future scenarios designed to inform its 2018 Transmission Expansion Plan. | © RTO Insider

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ETT Updates ERCOT on Extended Outages

ERCOT ETT outages

Electric Transmission Texas told ERCOT market participants that it is working closely with the ISO to minimize the effects of a project to repair cracks on transmission structures that will result in extended outages. | ETT

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