DER

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) left it up to states to “opt-out” of retail demand response participation in wholesale energy markets. Therefore, we see a state like Illinois in Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) allows third-party aggregators to participate in MISO markets, and a state like Minnesota does not allow aggregators. With the increasing penetration...
Storage

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including renewables, generation and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show and has been hosting Energy Cast for several years. Listen to the full episode: I am a huge fan of energy storage, particularly the mechanical variety....
Energy Efficiency

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced a £3bn ($3.78B USD) boost to the green economy with a package that seeks to create jobs, save money and decarbonize the British housing stock. In his eagerly anticipated Summer Statement, he tied the UK’s economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 to ‘historic investment...
Energy Efficiency

This week, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has become the newest member of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a market-based collaborative effort among Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector, while driving economic growth. RGGI members include Connecticut, Delaware,...
Solar

Date: August 16-18, 2020 Venue: China Import & Export Fair Complex Address: No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China Website: http://pvguangzhou.com/index.php?lang=en With gathering the foremost solar photovoltaic brands in China, Solar PV World Expo, one of the largest and most influential PV trade shows in China, is a strategic platform not only for domestic and...
Vehicle to grid

State regulatory staff recently recommended that utilities offer discounts for charging vehicles during off-peak hours. New Hampshire regulators are considering whether and how utilities should offer discounts to electric vehicle drivers to charge during off-peak hours. So called time-of-use rates have potential to reduce peak demand and delay expensive upgrades in electric grid capacity. Supporters...
Solar

West coast electricity utility PacifiCorp has issued its largest request for renewable energy capacity ever, seeking 4,300 MW in solar, wind and battery storage additions within the next three years. Oregon-based PacifiCorp is seeking competitively priced resources which can connect into its 10-state transmission system. It’s most recent integrated resource plan calls for contracting 1,823...
C&I

The State University of New York at Fredonia (SUNY Fredonia) announced that construction is starting on its first solar/battery project. The New York Power Authority (NYPA), as the campus’ energy advisor, is overseeing the project. Selected in a competitive bidding process, the state’s strategic partners Oriden, a Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems venture, and Solar Liberty...