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Talen Energy Deal with Data Center Leads to Cost Shifting Debate at FERC
Talen Energy's Susquehanna Nuclear Power Station
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Talen Energy’s deal to carve out capacity from its Susquehanna Nuclear Plant to serve a growing data center on its site drew protests at FERC from other parties who argued the deal and others like it could shift costs and threaten reliability. 
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Texas companies say trees torn out by their root balls have led to much of Hurricane Beryl's damage in the Houston area.
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Texas Utilities: Beryl’s Damage Unlike that of Cat 1s
Transmission providers say Hurricane Beryl’s high winds deep inland in a heavily-wooded region led to significant customer outages that will last more than a week after the storm’s landfall.
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Three proposals have been submitted in New Jersey's latest offshore wind solicitation.
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3 OSW Proposals Submitted to NJ
One of the proposals contains a rebid of a project that already holds a New Jersey contract
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NEPOOL Markets Committee Restarts Work on Capacity Market Changes
ISO-NE presented the initial scope of its work to coordinate resource capacity accreditation improvements with proposed capacity market timing changes at the NEPOOL Markets Committee summer meeting.
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NERC Sends Virtualization Standards to FERC
The 11 new standards are intended to allow for safe adoption of new technologies on the electric grid.
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NYISO Monitor: NYC Capacity Costs Rose 221% in Q1
New York City saw a 221% increase in capacity costs in the first quarter due to the retirement of 600 MW in peaker plants and the increase of more than 300 MW in the local installed capacity requirement.
Startups: Market Will Move New Cleantech Regardless of Election Outcome
Questions from energy reporters at a USEA briefing on emerging cleantech shifted the focus to what will happen to U.S. energy policy if Donald Trump is re-elected president.
Bill to Streamline Transmission Development Advances in Calif. Senate
California lawmakers have advanced a bill aimed at streamlining approval of transmission projects, but not before substantially stripping down the legislation.
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Dominion Energy agreed to pay SERC Reliability $150,000 as part of a settlement involving its Virginia nuclear division, operator of the North Anna Power Station.
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FERC Approves $246K in Reliability Standards Penalties
SERC and NPCC assessed a combined $246,000 in penalties against two utilities for violations of NERC reliability standards.
ERO Comments on CISA Reporting Proposal
Comments on CISA's cyber incident reporting proposal focused on its overlap with the CIP standards' reporting requirements, with some also calling the proposal too broad.
FBI Warns Power Sector of IBR Cyber Vulnerabilities
The FBI warned that inverter-based resources may be particularly vulnerable to malicious cyber actors in an industry alert.
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Massachusetts Overhauls Municipal Aggregation Approval Process
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has expedited the state’s review process for municipal aggregation plans.
Calif. Agency OKs Plan to Meet Ambitious Offshore Wind Goals
The California Energy Commission approved a strategic plan that details how the state can reach its goals of 5 GW of offshore wind power by 2030 and 25 GW by 2045.
CPUC Refines EPIC Program Strategic Objectives for Decarbonization
The agency is working to focus the strategic objectives of its utility-funded Electric Program Investment Charge program to better support the state’s ambitious goals to decarbonize its economy.
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Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) addresses the crowd during Dominion's announcement at the North Anna nuclear plant on July 10.
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Dominion Issues RFP for Small Modular Reactor at North Anna
Dominion Energy Virginia issued a request for proposals from developers to build a small modular reactor at its existing North Anna nuclear plant.
10 Northeastern States Sign MOU on Interregional Transmission Planning
Ten East Coast states signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a framework to coordinate interregional transmission planning and development.
FERC Must Apply ‘Mobile-Sierra’ to Western Soft Cap Refunds, Court Finds
The D.C. Circuit directed FERC to review a series of 2022 orders requiring wholesale electricity sellers in the West to refund a portion of the high prices they earned during an August 2020 heat wave.
FERC Approves New Pathway for New England Transmission Projects
FERC approved ISO-NE’s proposal of a new process to solicit, select and allocate costs for transmission projects that address needs identified in long-term planning studies.
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FERC Approves LS Power Gas Plant Purchase Despite PJM Monitor’s Concerns
FERC approved LS Power’s purchase of an 810-MW natural gas plant in central Pennsylvania despite some qualms from PJM’s Independent Market Monitor. 
FERC Commissioner Allison Clements reflects on her tenure with the commission.
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Overheard at Infocast’s Transmission & Interconnection Summit
Industry leaders, experts, policymakers and regulators gathered near the nation’s capital to discuss how recent FERC orders will affect regional transmission planning, cost allocation, permitting and other issues.
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NYISO Studying How to Update IRM Calculation to Account for Offshore Wind
The New York State Reliability Council’s mathematical model for calculating the state’s installed reserve margin every year will need to be updated as more offshore wind and major transmission lines come online, NYISO told stakeholders. 
NERC Promises 1st ITCS Results by August
NERC said it will release the ITCS by August, with additional U.S. analyses to be completed in November and Canadian results to follow next year.
FERC Orders Further Cold Weather Standard Modifications
FERC directed NERC to submit further changes to its latest cold weather standard within the next nine months.
FERC Accepts NERC ROP Changes, Drops Assessment Proposal
FERC accepted NERC's plan for registering inverter-based resources, while dropping a proposal to require more frequent performance assessments from the ERO.
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NERC Submits INSM Standard for FERC Approval
NERC submitted to FERC its proposed cybersecurity reliability standard requiring utilities to implement internal network security monitoring software on select grid cyber systems.
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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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Report: US Solar Panel Factories Still Will Need Imported Cells
The U.S. solar market may face major domestic supply chain gaps as it heads toward 2030, according to a report released ACORE and CEA.
ACP Predicts Strong US Offshore Wind Growth
A new report predicts the U.S. offshore wind buildout will fall short of President Biden’s 30-GW-by-2030 goal despite investment of a projected $65 billion over the next six years. 
Dominion to Buy Kitty Hawk North Offshore Wind Lease
Avangrid agrees to shed some of its wind power development potential off the North Carolina coast.
Google: AI, Data Centers Drive 13% Rise in GHG Emissions
Google's 2023 emissions totaled the equivalent of 14.3 million tons of carbon dioxide, a 48% increase over 2019. It expects further increases before dropping to its emission reduction target of net zero by 2030.
California Senate President Pro Tem Mike McGuire, serving as acting governor, signs SB 867, which sends a $10 billion climate resilience bond measure to voters.
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Calif. Lawmakers Send $10B Climate Bond Measure to Nov. Ballot
California lawmakers voted to send a climate resilience bond measure to voters in November, and clean energy advocates are hailing the measure’s investments in offshore wind and transmission projects.
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NJ EV Incentives Target Low-income Buyers
The shift in incentive strategy, toward low- and mid-income buyers, comes as New Jersey seeks to continue its recent relatively strong EV sales amid signs of weakening markets in other states.