Author Archives: Amber Martin

NYISO, PJM Release Papers on Carbon Pricing in Wholesale Electricity Markets

In August, two regional grid operators for the mid-Atlantic region—the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) and PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM)—released papers analyzing the feasibility of pricing carbon emissions in the wholesale electricity markets they administer. NYISO’s paper, Pricing Carbon … Continue reading

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DOE Releases Study on Electricity Markets and Grid Reliability

On Wednesday, August 23rd, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued its Staff Report to the Secretary on Electricity Markets and Reliability.  The report, undertaken at the direction of DOE Secretary Rick Perry, is the result of a months-long effort by DOE … Continue reading

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California Releases Clean Power Plan Compliance Plan

While the federal government has slated the Clean Power Plan (CPP) for withdrawal, California continues to work toward compliance with the rule.  At the end of July, the California Air Resources Board released its CPP compliance plan, and expressed its … Continue reading

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Monthly Renewable Generation Exceeds Nuclear Output For First Time Since 1984

The Energy Information Administration reports that in March and April 2017, monthly electricity generation from utility-scale renewable generators exceeded output from nuclear generators for the first time in over three decades.  According to the EIA, the last time renewable output … Continue reading

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California ISO, Utilities Outline Path to Increased Integration of Distributed Energy Resources

Last week, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), in conjunction with More Than Smart and three of the state’s distribution utilities (Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric), unveiled a proposed set of … Continue reading

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