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Electricity Markets
Wholesale power markets in the eastern U.S. came through the weekend’s record heat wave largely without incident.
Electricity Markets
The California Independent System Operator has received approval from federal energy regulators to require equipment improvements for renewable energy generators on the grid, which will pave the way for increased integration of wind and solar power.
Bonds and Financing
Fitch Ratings has upgraded bonds issued by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Cooperative Corporation (MCECC) from A+ to AA-, the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) reported on July 16.
Power Sources
Environment
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the selection of contractors for two offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 1,700 MW, the first in the state’s goal of developing 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035.
Environment
A new report highlights the contributions public power utilities in Massachusetts are making toward meeting the state’s goals to reduce electric power sector carbon dioxide emissions.
Electricity Markets
As a heat wave brings extreme temperatures to many parts of the U.S. this weekend, market operators report adequate reserves to meet what might be the summer's peak demand.
Electricity Markets
Energy Storage
The American Public Power Association joined other power industry groups in initiating an appeal of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order Nos. 841 and 841-A, which address the participation of energy storage resources in the electricity markets.
Bonds and Financing
On July 16, the American Public Power Association transmitted a letter from 114 public power utilities to congressional taxwriters urging the end of federal budget sequestration of direct payments to issuers of bonds. The letter was sent as Congress is considering whether to allow states and