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FERC Orders Settlement Judge Procedures in Two PJM Generator Deactivations
The Brandon Shores coal-fired power plant
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FERC has established settlement judge procedures to consider the validity of rate schedules filed by Talen Energy to continue operating its Brandon Shores and H.A. Wagner generators past their retirement date.
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"Astronomical" peak load increases coupled with changing climate and grid conditions have made reliability planning more challenging.
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Stakeholders Call on CAISO to Take Larger Role in Reliability Planning
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PUCN Sets Framework for NV Energy’s EDAM Participation
As NV Energy moves forward with plans to join CAISO’s Extended Day-Ahead Market, Nevada regulators have laid out a framework for how the company can seek approval for EDAM participation.
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FERC Preparing Multiple NERC Decisions
FERC will consider several items touching on the ERO Enterprise at June 27 open meeting.
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Sunrise Wind is set to begin construction this year.
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Sunrise Wind Cleared to Begin Construction
Sunrise Wind has received final federal approval of its construction and operations plan and expects to begin seabed preparations off the New England coast this year.
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Adam Kamins, senior director of Moody's Analytics gives a presentation on the economic outlooks for New York state and the nation at the Spring Economic Conference held by the NYISO.
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Moody’s: ‘Scars Remain’ as New York’s Economy Recovers
The economic forecasts for both New York state and the U.S. are reasonably healthy, stakeholders learned at NYISO’s annual Spring Economic Conference. 
Order Expected on Complaint Against PJM over ELCC Resource Accreditation
FERC is expected to issue an order during its June open meeting on a complaint alleging PJM violated its Reliability Assurance Agreement when accrediting intermittent resources.
MISO Readies JTIQ Filings, Hints at More Tx Portfolios with SPP
Two years after announcing its $1.8 billion Joint Targeted Interconnection Queue transmission portfolio with SPP, MISO is putting final touches on FERC filings to make it happen.
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Performance and inventory statistics for the North American grid in 2023
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NERC State of Reliability Report Notes Progress, Challenges in 2023
NERC's 2024 State of Reliability Report noted resilience in the face of extreme weather last year, along with growing rates of generator forced outages.
NERC: ITCS to Become ‘Road map’ for Grid Studies
NERC staff say the Interregional Transfer Capability Study will lay "important groundwork" for future reliability assessments.
NERC Committee Seeks Focus in Busy Standards Projects
NERC's Standards Committee worked to keep order in a packed slate of standards development projects this week.
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From left: Walter Musial, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Mark Goldman, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement; Karen Baker, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; and Ross Pilotte, SWCA.
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Offshore Wind Leaders Project Confidence amid Election Year Uncertainty
Offshore wind executives and government officials expressed tentative optimism at an offshore wind conference about the industry’s rebound from last year’s spate of contract cancellations.
DOE Announces $900M to Kick-start Small Modular Nuclear Pipeline
The new federal funding is aimed at building market confidence that the U.S. nuclear industry will be able to incorporate the lessons learned at Vogtle to deliver a new round of safer, more efficient SMRs on time and on budget.
NY Sets Strategy to Reach 6 GW of Energy Storage
The New York PSC approved a roadmap to reach the state's goal of 6 GW of energy storage by 2030.
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ERCOT CEO Pablo Vegas (right) explains ECRS' value to (left to right) PUC Chair Thomas Gleeson and Directors Bob Flexon and John Swainson.
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ERCOT Board of Directors Briefs: June 17-18, 2024
ERCOT’s Board of Directors has passed one contentious protocol change and tabled another that have divided stakeholders and staff and led the IMM to argue against the heavy use of ECRS.
PJM MRC/MC Preview: June 27, 2024

The Markets and Reliability Committee will vote on whether to endorse proposed revisions to Manual 18 to reflect redesigns drafted through the Critical Issue Fast Path process.

MISO’s 2nd Long-range Tx Portfolio Jumps to About $25B
MISO’s second, mostly 765-kV long-range transmission plan could tip past $25 billion with the addition of more projects, stakeholders have learned.
OMS-MISO RA Survey: Potential 14-GW Capacity Deficit by Summer 2029
A relatively low turnout of constructed capacity in recent years could deepen a potential 1-GW capacity deficit in summer 2025 to more than 14 GW by summer 2029, MISO and OMS revealed in a five-year projection.
Current day-ahead market "leanings" of balancing authorities across the West
Renewable Northwest
Study Claims Powerex Backing Markets+ to Benefit from Divided West
A new study commissioned by Renewable Northwest says Powerex is poised to benefit if the West ends up divided between CAISO’s EDAM and SPP’s Markets+.
Pole deterioration on Eversource's X-178 Line in New Hampshire
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ISO-NE PAC Briefs: June 20, 2024
ISO-NE announced its plans to increase the transfer limits of three interfaces in Maine at the Planning Advisory Committee’s meeting.
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Goff Consulting's Eric Goff has represented the joint commenters' interest during the NOGRR245 conversation.
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Renewable Developers Oppose Proposed ERCOT IBR Rule
Several renewable energy developers are opposing ERCOT stakeholders’ approval of a controversial rule change that would impose voltage ride-through requirements on IBRs.  
ERCOT TAC Endorses Rule for Inverter-based Resources
ERCOT stakeholders and staff came to an agreement on a rule change that imposes voltage ride-through requirements on IBRs.
NPCC Predicts Adequate Electricity Supply this Summer
NPCC said all subregions should have adequate supply to meet demand this summer despite recent generation retirements.
WECC Flags Hydro in BC, SW Heat as Potential Summer Concerns
Extreme heat in the Desert Southwest and low hydro in the Northwest could pose reliability problems for the Western Interconnection this summer, although the region doesn’t face an alarming risk for grid emergencies, WECC officials said.
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USEA Event Looks into Addressing Growing Data Center Demand
Data center expansion is a major part of the power industry’s return to demand growth around the country, and the United States Energy Association hosted a webinar with industry leaders on how the sector’s growth will play out. 
NERC's Level 2 alert targets owners of grid-connected IBRs including solar, wind and battery facilities, as well as transmission planners and planning coordinators.
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NERC Targets IBR Modeling Concerns in Level 2 Alert
NERC is requesting a range of information on inverter-based resource modeling because of a series of grid disturbances in recent years.

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NY Opens Land-based Renewable Energy Solicitation
New York has launched its eighth large-scale renewable energy solicitation, seeking proposals for land-based projects to help the state meet its emission-reduction goals.
Renewable Development Faces Regulatory Tangle
Two new reports examine the profusion of local and state regulations affecting renewable energy development.
Vermont Heating Fuel Sales Decreasing in Recent Years
Vermonters are using less fossil fuel for heat in recent years, partly because winters have been trending warmer but also because more buildings are relying on electric heat pumps. 
NJ Electrification Bill Stirs Opposition
A bill that would require New Jersey utilities to offer building electrification incentive programs sparked more than two hours of heated debate.
The first transition pieces for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project are unloaded at Portsmouth Marine Terminal this month.
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Decade of Strong Growth Forecast in Offshore Wind Sector
A GWEC report indicates 75.2 GW of capacity had been installed worldwide by the end of 2023 and predicts 410 GW of additional capacity will be installed in the next 10 years.
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Why Gene Rodrigues Came out of Retirement to Lead DOE’s Office of Electricity
After 23 years at Southern California Edison and eight as a consultant at ICF International, Gene Rodrigues was four months into retirement in 2022 when he got a call from the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity.