Tag Archives: Electric grid

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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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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State Programs Claim Third Victory in Federal Court: New York Nuclear Subsidies Survive Legal Challenge

In a July 25, 2017 ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a challenge to the component of New York’s “Clean Energy Standard” offering subsidy payments, known as “zero-emissions credits” or ZECs, to certain … Continue reading

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