December 3, 2023

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Renewable Thermal Storage Could Zero out Industrial Heat Emissions
Thermal energy storage powered by renewables could be a flexible, cost-effective way to decarbonize heavy industry in the U.S., according to a new report from the Renewable Thermal Collaborative and Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.
Report Extols the Benefits HVDC Lines Offer the Grid
A report released by ACORE and Grid United highlighted how Europe is using HVDC transmission lines to advance its decarbonization efforts and explained how the U.S. could do the same.
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Clean Energy Group Urges Utilities to Replace Peakers with VPPs
The Clean Energy Group hosted a webinar laying out the case to replace natural gas peaking plants with VPPs, as they would avoid harmful emissions in densely populated areas.
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OSW Tx Planning Must be Interregional, Networked and Start Now
The U.S. will require a massive mobilization of resources and careful planning to build the transmission needed to the meet its OSW goals, a new report says.
OSW Advocates Look to CREZ, Tehachapi Examples
Can single-state transmission projects like California's Tehachapi and Texas’ CREZ serve as models for offshore wind on the East Coast?
RI Updates 2030 Load and Renewables Forecast
Rhode Island will need to add about 440 GWh of renewable energy annually to meet the state’s goal of 100% renewable energy by 2030, Brattle said.
NEPOOL Markets/Reliability Committee Briefs: May 27, 2020
AEE presented a paper recommending that ISO-NE and NEPOOL consider borrowing from NYISO’s effort to plan for a renewable-heavy future.
PJM MOPR Floor Prices Reduced for Gas, Nuclear, Solar Units
PJM officials told stakeholders that revised calculations show lower floor prices for gas, nuclear and solar generating units under the expanded MOPR.
Why 4 Colo. Utilities Joined CAISO EIM, not SPP WEIS
Four Colorado utilities decided to join CAISO’s Energy Imbalance Market instead of SPP’s Western Energy Imbalance Service because of the economic benefits.
Study Findings Clash on Value of Competitive Tx
A pair of studies have drawn divergent conclusions about the merits of competitive transmission solicitations. The differences may have to do with sponsors.

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