New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that $5 million is available for projects designed to help integrate renewable energy resources into the state’s electric grid to help make it more resilient.
Electric utility crews, including those at public power utilities, have been at the ready over the last few days to help with the disaster unfolding in Houston, but so far, the situation in the biggest city in Texas looks more like a matter of saving lives than of getting power restored.
As an energy provider and hub, Utah's Intermountain Power Agency plans to build natural gas-fired generation and serve as a bridge for the supply of renewable energy. Meanwhile, a large-scale storage project located adjacent to an IPA project could enhance the position that IPA has as an energy hub.
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.
Decarbonizing the U.S. power sector by 2030 faces major challenges — a $4.5 trillion price tag, a redesign of the power sector and pressure on the renewable energy supply chain — but it can be done if the timeline is extended, according to Wood Mackenzie, a consulting firm.
As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission considers possible changes to its electric transmission incentives policy, it is vital that the federal agency consider the possible effects on consumers in the process, a large group of state utility regulators, industrial power customers, public power utilities, consumer advocates and related associations said.
A petition for a declaratory order that asks the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to find that it would have jurisdiction over a plan that calls for the transport of an electrolyte discharged from a flow battery across state lines should be turned aside by the Commission because it does not present an appropriate case for a declaratory ruling, the American Public Power Association said.
The PJM Interconnection on May 28 said that Andrew Ott, president and CEO of the grid operator, will retire from the organization on June 30, 2019.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $28 million to begin work on a major new transmission upgrade project in the Mohawk Valley and Capital Region. The project stems from a proposal submitted by LS Power Grid New York and the New York Power Authority to improve reliability and provide better access to renewable energy through a key corridor.
The PJM Interconnection’s proposed revisions to its reserve market price formation should be rejected by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission because, among other things, there is no crisis requiring major changes to the design of the reserve market, the American Public Power Association and multiple other parties argued.