Tag Archives: Electric grid

Rhode Island Issues Report on New Regulatory Framework to Modernize the Grid

Rhode Island was already among the top ten most active states in terms of grid modernization efforts in the third quarter of 2017, and it is now poised to tackle the issue more broadly.  Earlier this month, Rhode Island state … Continue reading

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Latest 50 States of Grid Modernization Report Released

Last week, the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its third quarter 50 States of Grid Modernization report (Q3 Grid Modernization Report).  Following on NCCETC’s first and second quarter reports, the Q3 Grid Modernization Report notes that during the … Continue reading

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California Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Utilities to Consider Using Distributed Energy Resources and Storage to Meet Peak Demand

Last week, the California Senate and Assembly passed a bill that would require utilities and the California Public Utilities Commission to consider the use of distributed energy resources, energy storage, and grid operational efficiencies to meet peak energy and reliability … Continue reading

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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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NREL Reports on Demand Charges and Battery Storage Technology

The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued a white paper on potential markets for behind-the-meter battery storage.  The paper focuses on demand charges, which are charges based on a customer’s peak level of demand.  Demand charges … Continue reading

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