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JCP&L proposes new rates to reflect investments in the grid

Published on March 20, 2023 by Dave Kovaleski

Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) has submitted a rate review request with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU). The proposed rate adjustment would support a $185 million investment to strengthen the energy grid, enhance the customer experience, and fund new low-income and senior citizen customer assistance programs. If the rate adjustment is approved, the typical JCP&L residential customer, using 780 kilowatt hours per month, would see a 7.5 percent overall rate increase, ... Read More »

Entergy seeks to add up to 3 GW of solar energy in Louisiana for reliability, investment

Published on March 20, 2023 by Chris Galford

Entergy Louisiana is eying solar energy expansion to increase the reliability of its power supply and provide an environmentally sound way to massively expand, having filed a request last week to add up to 3 GW of energy this way. It would be the largest renewable power expansion request to date in the state if approved by the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Moreover, it is on top of nearly 225 MW of solar power Entergy already requested this month. “Like never before, our state ha... Read More »

Connecticut Utilities open second tranche for energy storage capacity

Published on March 20, 2023 by Dave Kovaleski

The Connecticut Green Bank, Eversource, and United Illuminating (UI) announced the opening of the second Commercial & Industrial (C&I) capacity tranche for energy storage. The 100-megawatt (MW) tranche will open two years ahead of schedule due to the overwhelming demand for energy storage in Connecticut’s C&I sector. This is part of the Energy Storage Solutions (ESS), approved by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and launched in 2022 to provide incentives for the installatio... Read More »

Duke Energy begins construction on floating solar pilot in Florida

Published on March 20, 2023 by Liz Carey

On Thursday, Duke Energy Florida announced it was beginning construction on its first floating solar pilot. The almost 1-megawatt floating solar array will be built in Polk County on an estimated 2 acres of water surface and feature more than 1,800 floating solar modules, officials said. The pilot will be built on an existing cooling pond at the Duke Energy Hines Energy Complex in Bartow. “We’re excited to get hands-on experience with Duke Energy Florida’s first floating solar proj... Read More »

Energy storage sets record in 2022 for installed capacity

Published on March 17, 2023 by Dave Kovaleski

Approximately 4.8 gigawatts (GW) of energy storage capacity was installed across all segments of the industry in 2022, making it a record year for installed capacity, according to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor. The 4.8 gigawatts (GW) of capacity was nearly equal to the 5 GW installed in both 2020 and 2021 combined, stated the report, which is produced by the American Clean Power Association and Wood Mackenzie. “Energy storage had its best year yet in 2022. Cumulative operating ... Read More »

Appalachian Power, Wheeling Power petition West Virginia PSC to increase rates

Published on March 17, 2023 by Chris Galford

In a joint submission to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC), Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power requested an update of their current rates for the Modified Rate Base Cost (MRC) tracker and surcharge mechanism by approximately $10 million. The MRBC tracker, put in place in 2021, allows limited recovery of costs associated with infrastructure investments undertaken between larger base rate cases. It is meant to institute timely cost recovery of incremental investments not r... Read More »

AVANGRID undertakes two new solar farms in Texas, Ohio

Published on March 17, 2023 by Chris Galford

Construction recently began on two new solar projects for AVANGRID, representing 523.5 MW of potential clean energy generation for Texas and Ohio. These sites will add to the company’s overall 8.6 GW renewable energy portfolio and join more than 25 GW of renewable capacity – including solar, onshore and offshore wind, and battery energy storage – currently under development. “With solar projects like True North and Powell Creek, we are strengthening our mission of helping the U.S.... Read More »

Energy grid enhancements in Portage County, Ohio near completion

Published on March 17, 2023 by Liz Carey

Ohio Edison, a FirstEnergy electric company, said it is nearly finished with energy grid enhancements in northern Portage County, Ohio. The enhancements, the company said, will not only provide an alternative source of power for businesses and residents in the Mantua area but will also help promote economic growth, the company said. "The work in Mantua provides new equipment capabilities and backup power lines that will meet the energy needs of industrial customers looking to relocate or... Read More »

NERC releases Inverter-Based Resource Performance Issues Alert

Published on March 16, 2023 by Dave Kovaleski

The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) released the Inverter-Based Resource Performance Issues Alert, which is being distributed to Generator Owners (GOs) of Bulk Electric System (BES) solar photovoltaic (PV) generating resources. NERC issued the alert after analyzing multiple large-scale disturbances involving widespread loss of inverter-based resources (IBRs). This resulted in abnormal performance across several BES solar PV-generating resources. These resources have exhibite... Read More »

DOE, TVA to collaborate on hydropower technology development

Published on March 16, 2023 by Chris Galford

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced this week a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) focused on the collaborative development of hydropower technology. Together, the pair will evaluate and demonstrate various approaches to operating hydropower plants of the future. The DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) and its partners in various national labs will work to measure the value of hydropower and pumped storage facilities on the grid a... Read More »
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