Tag Archives: Federal Agency Reports

Department of Energy Reports on New Transmission and Wind Curtailment

Last week, DOE released a report titled Reducing Wind Curtailment through Transmission Expansion in a Wind Vision Future.  This report follows up on a 2015 DOE Wind Vision study, which looked at the potential benefits of a scenario in which … Continue reading

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Department of Energy Week in Review: Release of New Scientific Integrity Policy and Inaugural State of the Labs Report, PetraNova Becomes First Power-Related CCS Project in U.S. to Begin Commercial Operation, and Signing of U.S. and Mexico Bilateral Electric Reliability Principles

It has been a busy week for DOE.  Yesterday, January 11, 2017, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the release of DOE’s Scientific Integrity Policy and the corresponding implementation order.  Stating that “[t]he cornerstone of the scientific integrity policy at DOE is … Continue reading

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DOE Releases Second Installment of Quadrennial Energy Review

After almost a year of stakeholder engagement, the DOE released the second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER 1.2).  While the first installment of the QER focused on modernizing the U.S.’s energy infrastructure, QER 1.2 addresses the interrelated issues … Continue reading

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A Look at Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)

In December, DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released A Prospective Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards. This study compares three scenarios: (1) a no RPS scenario (RPSs do not … Continue reading

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FERC Issues Report on Demand Response and Advanced Metering

FERC staff issued its final report of 2016, entitled Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering.  The Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires FERC to prepare annual reports on demand response resources.  This is the eleventh such report. Demand response … Continue reading

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