Tag Archives: Renewables

EIA Anticipates Growth in New Natural-Gas-Fired Generation Capacity in 2018, While New Renewable Capacity Remains Flat

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released information on new generation capacity expected to come online in 2018.  This report is based on data from January and February and on estimates for the remainder of the year derived from … 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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2018 State of the Electric Utility Report Predicts Continued Growth in Renewables and Distributed Energy Resources; Cites Regulatory Uncertainty and Cybersecurity as Continuing Challenges

Last month, Utility Dive released its 2018 State of the Electric Utility Report, a summary of the outlook of electric utility professionals in the United States and Canada.  Using responses from a survey administered to around 700 electric utility employees, … 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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