July 15, 2024

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NERC State of Reliability Report Notes Progress, Challenges in 2023
NERC's 2024 State of Reliability Report noted resilience in the face of extreme weather last year, along with growing rates of generator forced outages.
SERC Reports Sufficient Resources in Summer Assessment
SERC Reliability's Summer Reliability Assessment indicated all subregions have adequate resources to meet demand this summer.
FERC Forecasts High Temperatures, Flat Prices for Summer
This summer should bring high temperatures and electricity demand but flat power prices as cheaper fuel offsets heavy load, according to a FERC assessment.
Hurricane Threat to OSW Turbines Quantified
Two new reports examine storms and other obstacles facing offshore wind development in the Gulf of Mexico. 
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Federal Researchers Flip Switch on OSW Research Array
Researchers have activated a new array of sensors off the New England coast to gather information that could improve the design and operation of wind energy generators. 
Feds Issue Strategy to Protect Right Whale Amid OSW Push
Federal regulators finalized their strategy to protect a critically endangered whale species as they expedite development of coastal waters for wind energy generation.
NJ Seeks to Advance Sole OSW Project After Ørsted Withdrawal

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities dismissed a citizen petition seeking to reassess the cost to ratepayers of Atlantic Shores, the state's sole offshore wind project in active development.

FERC Optimistic About Energy Markets This Winter
Higher-than-average temperatures in the U.S. could reduce electricity and natural gas demand and help prevent shortfalls this winter, FERC staff said in the commission's Winter Energy Market and Electric Reliability Assessment.
NJ Offshore Wind Projects Face Whale Protection Measures
Initiatives to protect marine life, specifically whales in one case, will shape development of New Jersey offshore wind projects as developers face rising public concern.
Report: Planned OSW Fisheries Impact Studies Fall Short
Scientists say offshore wind developers' planned studies won't plug gap in fisheries data.

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