September 3, 2015 - Energy storage capacity has banner quarter, research firm says
Energy storage capacity has not increased as much as it did in the second quarter of 2015 since the last quarter of 2012, GTM Research said in a new quarterly report. Deployed capacity increased nine-fold since the second quarter of 2014, the research firm said.
September 3, 2015 - ITC request is contrary to Federal Power Act, say APPA, NRECA and Kansas regulators
Reinforcing an argument that it filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Aug. 21, the American Public Power Association told FERC that it should reject a petition filed this summer by ITC Grid Development LLC because what ITC has asked for is contrary to the purpose of the Federal Power Act. Joining APPA in the joint motion to FERC were the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the Kansas Corporation Commission. (Docket No. EL15-86-00)
September 2, 2015 - Alliant builds solar lab with storage at Wisconsin headquarters
Alliant Energy plans to research how solar technologies operate in Wisconsin with a $5-million, multi-phase project at its Madison, Wisconsin, headquarters. The investor-owned utility has already broken ground on the first phase, which will include 11 different types of solar panels and a battery storage installation.
September 2, 2015 - FERC overstepped its authority in Order 745, APPA and others tell Supreme Court
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission lacks jurisdiction under the Federal Power Act to regulate the compensation to retail customers or aggregators for curtailing electric consumption, the American Public Power Association and a number of other electricity groups told the Supreme Court on Aug. 31. Congress reserved that authority to state and local regulators who are responsible for retail matters, APPA and the others said in a joint brief filed with the high court.
September 2, 2015 - Members of Congress ask for SEPA rate proposal to be modified
The Southeastern Power Administration should turn its one-year proposed rate for the Cumberland System into a regular five-year rate to ensure that costs are not inappropriately shifted to power customers, 21 members of Congress told the Department of Energy in late August.
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