Author Archives: Anjali Patel

Lab Releases Report Regarding Impacts of High Penetration of Variable Energy on Wholesale Electricity Pricing

The Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory has issued a report entitled Impacts of High Variable Renewable Energy Futures on Wholesale Electricity Prices, and on Electric-Sector Decision Making. The report provides a qualitative examination of various demand-side and supply-side electric infrastructure and … Continue reading

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DOE to Fund Long-Duration Energy Storage

On Tuesday, DOE announced that it will be providing up to $30 million dollars through its Advanced Energy Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program to support the development of grid-connected long-duration energy storage.  The Duration Addition to electricitY Storage (DAYS) project … Continue reading

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PJM and NYISO take Steps to Address State Policy Objectives

PJM and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) both recently issued proposals to address the interplay of state policy objectives and wholesale electric market pricing.  PJM presented two alternative proposals to FERC, Docket No. ER18-1314, for authorization to amend … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i PUC Directed to Modify Rate Structure and Decouple Utility Revenues from Capital Investments

Earlier this week the Hawai‘i Governor David Ige signed into law the Hawai‘i Ratepayer Protection Act, SB 2939 SD 2, requiring the Hawai‘i Public Utility Commission (“PUC”) to develop a performance based regulation model that will “break the direct link … Continue reading

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RTO/ISOs File Grid Resilience Comments

On March 9, each of the FERC-jurisdictional Independent System Operators (ISOs)/Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) filed comments in FERC’s resilience proceeding, Docket No. AD18-7. FERC had requested that each jurisdictional ISO/RTO respond to a series of questions concerning: (1) the definition … Continue reading

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