June 13, 2024


MISO IMM Rebuts Uneconomic Coal Commitment Studies
Uneconomic self-commitments of coal resources in MISO’s footprint are not occurring at the clip that critics imagine, the RTO’s Monitor said.
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.
Coal Org Pushes Back on Self-Commit Study
America’s Power has countered a Union of Concerned Scientists analysis claiming coal plant self-commitments are unnecessarily costing ratepayers millions.
UCS Analysis Knocks Coal Self-commitments
Coal plant self-commitments saddled MISO customers with $350 million in unnecessary costs in 2018, according to analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Indiana Regulators Scrutinize Duke Self-commitments
Indiana regulators are collecting information on whether Duke is prudently handling the self-commitments of its coal units in the state.
MISO Extends COVID-19 Measures
MISO will extend its COVID-19 response measures of holding virtual stakeholder meetings and restricting access to control rooms to at least June 1.
SPP MMU to Discuss Self-commitment, Markets
SPP’s Marketing Monitoring Unit has scheduled a pair of webinars over the next two weeks to discuss reports it has recently released.
SPP Briefs: Week of Dec. 9, 2019
SPP's Monitor released a paper detailing a study of generator self-commitments in the market, yielding evidence they exert downward pressure on prices.
Enviros, States Question Coal Self-commitments
Two environmental groups that say regulated utilities’ practice of self-committing coal plants is costing ratepayers have a point, RTO officials said.
Report: Costly Coal Undermining SPP Market, Bilking Consumers
A Sierra Club report released said captive customers of Southwest Power Pool (SPP) utilities are paying for uneconomical coal plants that self-commit.

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