Tag Archives: Electric grid

EIA Adds Puerto Rico to Its Monthly Electric Generator Inventory; DOE Releases Report on Energy Resilience Solutions

Recovery from the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria—causing the longest power outage in U.S. history—continues in Puerto Rico.  This week, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that it has added Puerto Rico to its Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator … Continue reading

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Utilities Group Sings Praises of Electric Vehicles to Congress

Earlier this month, a group of utilities, including Edison Electric Institute and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, wrote to Congress to ask for an extension of the federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit.  The existing tax credit of up … Continue reading

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FERC Approves ISO-New England’s Competitive Auction with Sponsored Policy Resources

Last Friday, FERC issued a divided opinion approving ISO-New England’s (ISO-NE) proposed Competitive Auction with Sponsored Policy Resources (CASPR).  CASPR is ISO-NE’s effort to better accommodate recent actions taken by states, outside of the wholesale markets, to promote new, preferred … 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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Study Analyzes Barriers and Opportunities for Broader Adoption of Demand-Side Management Programs at Electric Utilities

In a study released last week, Barriers and Opportunities to Broader Adoption of Integrated Demand Side Management at Electric Utilities, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory explores recent electric utility experiences with demand-side management programs, the drivers of these programs, and … Continue reading

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