FERC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that would substantially reduce the regulatory burdens placed on energy project developers that construct generator lead lines (gen-tie lines) to interconnect their projects to the grid.
Reducing Carbon Pollution From The Power Sector Without Building Thousands Of Miles Of New PipelinesBy Environmental Defense Fund Energy Exchange Blog
With the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants nearing finalization, all sides are looking closely at the capacity of our existing infrastructure to deliver emission reductions from the power sector — including the natural gas infrastructure that could help reduce the need for aging, carbon-intensive coal-fired… Keep reading →
The projections as to the near- and medium-term future of oil and gas prices are mixed – to say the least. Irrespective of the direction prices ultimately go, industry is faced with significant uncertainty and companies in all industry sectors are evaluating their businesses and how they can best manage the uncertainty.
ISO-NE insists that its Winter Reliability Programs are a cost-effective interim means for fuel assurance prior to implementation of its Pay-for-Performance market-based solution in 2018. The New England Independent System Operator (ISO-NE) currently relies on its Winter Reliability Program (WRP) to maintain electric system reliability and mitigate system operation challenges caused by natural gas constraints.… Keep reading →
Future is a race between renewables and gas; the former likely to prevail in the long-run For the first time in history, more new renewables were added to the US installed capacity in 2014 than any other form of generation. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources… Keep reading →
With a projected 2015 loss, the demand response leader seeks growth in enterprise and utility software. Over the next few years, EnerNOC wants to bring in as much money serving up enterprise efficiency and energy management software as it does in its traditional field of demand response. But that transition won’t come without some significant… Keep reading →
Former FERC Chairman, Jon Wellinghoff spoke in an interview about the need to harden the electric grid from security threats by expanding the use of microgrids and distributed generation. “People are beginning to understand that they need their own onsite capabilities to island themselves from the grid. That’s because the grid’s external vulnerabilities will continue… Keep reading →