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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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FERC Gives Increasing Attention to Distributed Energy Resources

A number of recent FERC actions highlight the Commission’s growing focus on distributed energy resources (DERs).  Although there is no standard definition of DERs, the term generally refers to small resources that are located on the distribution system (typically below … 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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FERC Approves Cybersecurity Reliability Standard

In its April Open Meeting, FERC issued a final rule approving a cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standard.  The rule focuses on low impact Bulk Electric System (BES) Cyber Systems and transient electronic devices.  “Low impact” is the default … Continue reading

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DOE Opens Informal Comment Period on FPA Section 202(c) Emergency Authority

Since First Energy Solutions Corp. asked DOE to issue a Federal Power Act (FPA) Section 202(c) emergency order requiring PJM to provide full cost recovery to certain nuclear- and coal-fired generators last month, energy industry organizations have responded to the … Continue reading

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