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Electricity Markets
A study completed for the New York Independent System Operator found that introducing a social cost of carbon dioxide emissions into New York’s wholesale energy markets could help the state meet its clean energy goals more quickly and more cost effectively while maintaining grid reliability.
Cybersecurity and Physical Security
A new report offers recommendations to help users, owners and operators of the bulk-power system improve their compliance with mandatory Critical Infrastructure Protection standards as well as their overall cybersecurity posture.
Energy Storage
Investment firms have formed a utility-scale battery storage company with an initial focus on California and Texas.
Community
Heartland Consumers Power District is using an energy rate incentive to attract major businesses to towns the public power provider serves.
Environment
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order directing the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Pennsylvania would join nine existing RGGI member states.
Solar
Platte River Power Authority is seeking up to 150 megawatts of additional photovoltaic electric generating capacity. The solicitation was issued on behalf of Platte River’s four owner communities, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland, Colorado.
Electricity Markets
Against the backdrop of much hotter than normal temperatures for this time of year, power grid operators, including ERCOT and PJM, reported a resulting spike in power demand and new demand records.
Electricity Markets
The Bonneville Power Administration and the federal hydropower it markets “will continue to provide value to the region and nation for decades to come,” the American Public Power Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association said. BPA is also well-positioned to adapt to changing markets, the groups said.