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July 21, 2024

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EDP Renewables
Clean Energy Groups Respond to ISO-NE Order 2023 Filing
ISO-NE’s Order 2023 compliance filing received mixed responses in comments from a range of clean energy stakeholders, drawing support from several large trade associations along with protests from multiple companies.
NYISO
Stakeholders Scold NYISO on Messaging Ahead of Summer
Stakeholders scolded NYISO for using the wrong figure in a press release on its summer capacity assessment, saying it suggested capacity margins would be tighter this summer than expected.
PJM
PJM Reaches Milestone on Clearing Interconnection Queue Backlog
PJM completed the first phase of studies for 306 generation interconnection requests in the transition to its new interconnection process.
Western Area Power Administration
White House CEQ Finalizes NEPA Changes, Rolls Back Trump Rule
The White House Council on Environmental Quality finalized a rule meant to modernize the federal environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act.
California Energy Commission
Calif. Regulators Assess Benefits, Social Costs of Energy Transition
Assessing the social costs and “nonenergy benefits” of energy production is a key focus in implementing California’s Senate Bill 100.
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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.
West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative
Western RTO Group Floats Independence Plan for EDAM, WEIM
Backers of an initiative to create an independent Western RTO that builds on CAISO’s markets have floated a plan to untangle the snag that’s hung up past efforts to “regionalize” the ISO: a lack of independent governance.
Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority
SPP’s Proposed Capacity Accreditation Methods Draw Protests at FERC
SPP’s effort to impose capacity accreditation methodologies for thermal and renewable resources has drawn protests from public-interest and clean-energy groups at FERC.
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EPA to Strengthen Emissions Regs for Gas Power Plants
The Environmental Protection Agency is delaying new emissions restrictions for existing natural gas-fired power plants. 
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MISO, SPP to Conduct Interregional Study in 2024
MISO and SPP agreed to conduct another coordinated system plan study along their seam this year, although five previous studies have failed to produce a single interregional joint project.

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