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CAISO Could See More Outages this Summer

CAISO Could See More Outages this Summer

California could experience capacity shortfalls this summer during severe heat because of limited imports and low hydroelectric production, CAISO said. | California Department of Water Resources

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NY Climate Council Members Say Panel Recommendations Fall Short

NY Climate Council Members Say Panel Recommendations Fall Short

Fulfilling the goals of New York’s climate law will require more aggressive action than has been proposed, Climate Action Council members told lawmakers. | Shutterstock


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Electrification Raises Concerns over Stranded Gas Assets, Customers

Electrification Raises Concerns over Stranded Gas Assets, Customers

Successful development of low-carbon fuels could avoid stranding natural gas customers and infrastructure, a Con Ed official told the EBA annual meeting. | Energy Bar Association


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PJM Defends Dominion FRR Filing

PJM Defends Dominion FRR Filing

PJM defended its handling of Dominion Energy’s decision to opt out of the May 19 capacity auction, asking FERC to reject a complaint by LS Power. | Dominion Energy


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Biden Directs Federal Cybersecurity Overhaul

Biden Directs Federal Cybersecurity Overhaul

In response to the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, President Biden ordered a number of new mandates for CISA to improve cybersecurity preparedness. | Colonial Pipeline


EBA Panel Says Decarbonization a Must by 2035

EBA Panel Says Decarbonization a Must by 2035

Decarbonization experts told the Energy Bar Association last week that the industry has little choice but to decarbonize — and fast. | Energy Bar Association

MISO Begins Pondering Future Market Changes

MISO said its markets will need renovation as it braces for systems rife with renewables and extreme weather uncertainty.

CAISO Launches 20-year Transmission Planning Process

CAISO kicked off an extended 20-year transmission planning process to support the state’s clean energy goals.

NERC Board of Trustees/MRC Briefs: May 13, 2021

NERC Board of Trustees/MRC Briefs: May 13, 2021

NERC’s Board of Trustees and Member Representatives Committee approved a slew of actions at a packed virtual meeting on Thursday.| NERC

NERC: Latest COVID Relief Extension Likely The Last

The ERO Enterprise has once again extended its pandemic-related regulatory relief measures initiated last year, this time through the end of 2021.

Experts Call for Cyber Shift in Response to Colonial Hack

Experts say the attack against Colonial Pipeline provides a graphic reminder of the evolving landscape of cyber threats against critical infrastructure.

Oregon Study Charts Explosive Growth of EV Chargers

Oregon Study Charts Explosive Growth of EV Chargers

Oregon will require a 4,404% growth in public chargers to meet the demands arising from its 2035 electric vehicle targets, according to a state study. | Travel Oregon

Enbridge Defies Order to Close Mich. Pipeline

Enbridge refused to shut down part of its Line 5 pipeline, prompting Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to threaten to seize the company’s profits.

Mass. Infrastructure Disputes Need Fast Track, Researcher Says

An MIT professor told Mass. legislators that the state needs a policy solution for long development delays from clean energy infrastructure opposition.

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Transmission ITC Could Add 20 GW of New Capacity to Grid

Transmission ITC Could Add 20 GW of New Capacity to Grid

The energy industry needs a federal investment tax credit specifically for transmission, according to a report by the American Council on Renewable Energy. | ACEG

MISO Resource Adequacy Subcommittee Briefs: May 12, 2021

MISO said it will make a first attempt at a long-term resource forecast, taking into account members' evolving resource mix over a 20-year timeframe.

Transmission Rx: Federal Standards, Broader Evaluation

More uniformity in transmission planning standards and broader considerations of benefits are needed, officials said at the EBA’s annual meeting.

Early Solar Adopters Oppose Mass. REC Program Change

The Mass. Department of Energy Resources wants to make changes to the state's original solar REC program to save ratepayers money.

Xcel Energy CEO Fowke to Retire

Xcel Energy CEO Fowke to Retire

Xcel Energy said that Ben Fowke will retire after 10 years as CEO and having turned the company into one of the nation’s largest providers of wind energy. | Xcel Energy

Former FERC Commissioners Look at Agency’s Present, Future

Former FERC Commissioners Look at Agency’s Present, Future

Four former FERC commissioners discussed the direction of the commission under President Biden during a panel at the Energy Bar Association annual meeting. | Energy Bar Association

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CREPC-WIRAB Takes Stock of Western Resource Adequacy

CREPC-WIRAB Takes Stock of Western Resource Adequacy

Western states and utilities must work more closely to prevent capacity shortfalls and the type of energy crisis that roiled the region 20 years ago. | NWPP

Glick Calls for Pipeline Cyber Standards After Colonial Attack

In the wake of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, FERC Chairman Richard Glick called for mandatory cybersecurity standards for pipelines.

NERC Real Time Operating Subcommittee Briefs: May 5, 2021

NERC will hold its final planning meeting for GridEx VI on May 26, the Real-Time Operating Subcommittee heard at its latest meeting.

NPCC Predicts Lower Peak in Summer 2021

The Northeast Power Coordinating Council is forecasting a summer peak of 104,075 MW for the week of Aug. 8 and adequate supplies to meet that demand.

Conn. PURA Hits Eversource, UI with Civil Penalties for Isaias Response

Conn. PURA Hits Eversource, UI with Civil Penalties for Isaias Response

The Connecticut PURA proposed massive civil penalties for Eversource and United Illuminating following their inadequate response to Tropical Storm Isaias. | Eversource Energy

ERO Panel Ponders Mystery of Overgeneration in Eastern Interconnection

ERO Panel Ponders Mystery of Overgeneration in Eastern Interconnection

It’s a mystery that has stumped the ERO’s brightest minds: Why is the Eastern Interconnection regularly seeing 200 MW of excess generation? | NERC

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Hawaii Sustainable Planning Reorg Bills Await Ige’s Signature

Hawaii Sustainable Planning Reorg Bills Await Ige’s Signature

Gov. David Ige is expected to sign a pair of bills that will fundamentally reorganize Hawaii’s approach to land use planning and environmental policy. | Hawaii Environmental Council

Climate Impact on Renewables Could Mean Costlier Buildout

Researchers found that the renewable resources required to address climate change are themselves increasingly subject to the impacts of global warming.

Inslee Vetoes Part of Wash. EV Mapping Bill

Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a portion of a bill that would have tied Washington's EV adoption goals to a vehicle miles traveled fee.

Nev. Bill Would Ramp up Tx, EV Spending, Prepare for RTO

Nevada Sen. Chris Brooks introduced a wide-ranging energy bill that would expand transmission and boost availability of EV charging.

BPC Proposes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Compromise

BPC Proposes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Compromise

The Bipartisan Policy Center proposed a compromise $1 trillion infrastructure package that would authorize $300 billion in spending for a clean energy transition. | C-SPAN

NJ Rate Advocate Challenges 2nd Round of Nuclear Subsidies

NJ Rate Advocate Challenges 2nd Round of Nuclear Subsidies

The New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel appealed the state Board of Public Utilities’ recent award of $300 million in subsidies to three nuclear plants. | Peretzp, via Wikimedia

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Insider Quiz
Insider Quiz
According to Larry Gasteiger, the executive director of WIRES, the United States may need to spend this much annually on transmission infrastructure after 2030 if it wants to meet its clean energy goals.
A. $20 billion
B. $40 billion
C. $35 billion
D. $50 billion
E. $30 billion
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