The Supreme Court sided with federal regulators last Monday, upholding a rule meant to incentivize efforts to reduce electricity demand.
On December 31, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order directing the Midcontinent System Operator (MISO) to make changes to the capacity auction rules, including requirements to stop relying on PJM Interconnection prices to set maximum bids and increase the amount of electricity available in the Illinois market area. FERC found that… Keep reading →
On November 19, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a proposed rule to eliminate a decade-old exemption for wind plants from reactive power obligations imposed on other generators. Reactive power is essential to control system voltage to ensure efficient and reliable operations of an alternating current transmission system. The proposal would establish reactive… Keep reading →
Energy News Roundup: IEA Coal Report Criticized, New Nuclear Plant Approved & VW Internal InvestigationBy Conor O'Sullivan
A coal industry report due to be published by the IEA on the benefits of new coal-burning technology has been heavily criticised by experts. [The Guardian] The U.S. approved a request to begin electricity generation at a nuclear reactor, the first time in almost 20 years that federal regulators have given a new nuclear power plant… Keep reading →