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June 13, 2024

Data Center Alley

EPRI
EPRI: Clean Energy, Efficiency Can Meet AI, Data Center Power Demand
The burgeoning power demand from data centers and artificial intelligence can be met by other means than new natural gas-fired power plants, according to a new report from the Electric Power Research Institute.
Dominion Energy
OSW, Data Centers Loom Large in Dominion’s Outlook
Dominion expects to start installing monopiles for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project between May 6 and 8, CEO Robert Blue told analysts during the company’s first-quarter earnings call.
PPL
Data Center Load Growth Driving PPL’s Plans
Rising demand from data centers will lead to increased investment in transmission in PPL’s utility territories, executives said during a first-quarter earnings call.
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The Future of Natural Gas with Growing Demand and Climate Targets
A DOE report on resource adequacy says firms investing in natural gas capacity could be retrofitted with carbon capture and storage, or the ability to burn clean hydrogen.
PJM
FERC Approves Cost Allocation for $5 Billion in PJM Transmission Expansion
FERC approved PJM’s cost allocation for a $5 billion in transmission upgrades aimed at resolving reliability violations posed by growing data center load in Northern Virginia and retirements in Maryland.
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PJM MIC Briefs: March 6, 2024
PJM's Market Implementation Committee endorsed a PJM proposal to revise how it measures and verifies the capacity that energy efficiency resources may enter into Base Residual Auctions.
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PJM Tackled Market Changes and Transmission Expansion in 2023
PJM and stakeholders spent much of 2023 debating how to position the RTO's markets to be prepared for future severe weather and maintain the balance between retiring fossil generation and renewable development.
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PJM Board Approves $5 Billion Transmission Expansion
The PJM Board of Managers approved staff's recommended projects for the third window of the 2022 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan.
Grid Strategies
Grid Planners Predict Sharp Increase in Load Growth
After years of low load growth, U.S. grid planners now predict a sharp increase in electric demand, according to a report by consulting firm Grid Strategies.
PJM
PJM PC/TEAC Briefs: Dec. 5, 2023
PJM’s preliminary load forecast for 2024 sees higher growth for both summer and winter, driven by EVs, data centers and state incentivizes for heat pumps.  

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