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FERC Takes Baby Steps on Carbon Pricing while Tripling Down on Anti-Renewable Market Rules Amid Legal Challenge

Washington, D.C.: Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a proposed policy statement on carbon pricing that, if formally adopted, would convey the Commission’s sense that RTO-level carbon pricing based on state policy decisions may be acceptable. This is a constructive signal but has no immediate applicability since it was not adopted as official […]

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Hybrid resources: FERC looking at America’s ‘next wave of opportunity’ for storage

The transition to clean energy is exactly that: a transition. While we must bear in mind that electricity is only one (large) portion of energy demand, the transformation to a renewables-based future is happening extremely quickly, but there are still steps that need to be taken for the grid to fully take onboard their value […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology

Acciona Supersizes Solar and Storage Efforts With Big US Acquisition

“Zero to 60” investment: Spanish developer buys a 4-gigawatt solar and storage project pipeline. Spanish renewables developer Acciona has acquired 3 gigawatts of solar and 1 gigawatt of storage projects currently under development in the U.S. by Nebraska-based Tenaska. The deal announced Monday will see Acciona aiming to complete eight solar projects totaling around 1,200 […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology

Taking Aim at PJM’s 10-Hour Duration Capacity Rule for Energy Storage

The storage industry brings new numbers to the table in its challenge against the least-liked proposal from FERC Order 841. Over the past year and a half, the U.S. energy storage industry has been getting into arguments with grid operators over their plans to implement Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 841, the mandate to integrate […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology

PG&E’s Bankruptcy Judge Leaves Door Open to Shedding Renewables Contracts

The bankrupt California utility’s plan to renegotiate expensive legacy PPAs with developers wins a legal victory—but an appeal looks likely. Bankrupt California utility Pacific Gas & Electric won a victory Friday in the legal battle over whether it can shed billions of dollars’ worth of renewable energy contracts. But the ultimate fate of those contracts […]

Biden Injects Hope In Renewable Energy Supporters

FERC Upholds Electric Storage Order

FERC on Thursday rejected multiple requests to reconsider its landmark electric storage order, prompting a partial dissent from Commissioner Bernard McNamee over requests to allow states to opt out (RM16-23-001, AD16-20-001, Order No. 841-A). The majority rejected requests that it allow relevant electric retail regulatory authorities (RERRAs) the ability to opt out of its storage […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology

FERC report indicates shining days for renewable energy sector

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) report said solar, wind, and hydropower have accounted for 59.6 percent of new capacity added to the U.S. electricity generation mix during the first quarter of 2019. 59 units of new solar provided 1,155-MW while 15 units of wind accounted for 1,011-MW and four units of hydropower added 29-MW, for a […]

Biden Injects Hope In Renewable Energy Supporters

US Energy Storage Broke Records in 2018, but the Best Is Yet to Come

The groundbreaking installations came from business as usual, rather than in response to extreme events. The U.S. energy storage industry delivered record deployments in 2018, driven by a strong fourth quarter for utility-scale projects. But the new achievement for the young industry pales compared to what’s to come: an expected doubling in 2019, followed by […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology

How Market Rules Are Holding Back Energy Storage

Wholesale market rules are organized around legacy assets, which is restricting storage from selling all of its potential services. Energy storage is surging. The U.S. Energy Storage Monitor Q4 2018 estimates that installations totaled 338 megawatts in 2018, and will grow to 3.9 gigawatts by 2023, much of it front-of-the-meter utility-scale projects. This exponential growth has been […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology