December 2, 2023

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Ohio PUC Opens 2021 Audit of OVEC Charges for Public Comment
Built by power companies for the DOD during the Cold War, Ohio Valley Electric Corp. is now part of a war fought by enviros against regulators, utilities.
Sierra Club Sues Largest Ill. Coal Plant over Permitting
One of the largest power plants in Illinois has been running without proper permits since it went into service, the Sierra Club contends in a lawsuit.
EPA Proposes Tighter Coal Plant Wastewater Regs
The revised Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards would build on standards set under President Obama but weakened under President Trump.
ABB Power Grids Velocity Suite
Higher Prices, Longer Queues Highlight FERC Market Report
Rising natural gas prices and extreme weather pushed wholesale electricity prices higher in 2021, FERC said in its annual State of the Markets report.
Big Rivers Electric Corp.
MISO Market Subcommittee Briefs: Jan. 27, 2022
The Market Subcommittee discussed how a storage asset solving transmission needs could also participate in the energy market.
Discontent Mounts over HECO Coal Plant Closure Plans
The shutdown of the AES Hawaii Power Plant in 2022 could leave Oahu's energy grid with a 180-MW generation deficit.
Solar, Wind Projects Highlighted in PJM 2020 RTEP Report
More than two-thirds of interconnection requests in PJM’s Regional Transmission Expansion Plan process in 2020 came from solar and wind, the RTO reported.
NRG Extends Petra Nova’s Mothballing Indefinitely
NRG Energy plans to indefinitely mothball its gas-fired Petra Nova Power generating unit, a change from its earlier plan to seasonally sideline the plant.
EPA Sued over Coal Plant Wastewater Standards
Nine conservation groups sued EPA over the agency’s move to weaken standards on water pollution emanating from coal-fired power plants.
Xcel to Begin Seasonal Operation at 2 Coal Plants
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved Xcel Energy’s request to operate two of its four coal units on a seasonal basis.

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