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FERC Moves to Integrate Energy Storage into National Wholesale Markets

FERC Moves to Integrate Energy Storage into National Wholesale Markets

Jesse Remillard, ERS, for Zondits Over the last few years, the Federal Energy Regulation Committee (FERC) has been implementing policy to build energy storage into electricity markets. FERC Order 745, which required grid regulators to allow energy storage resources to bid into wholesale markets, was initially passed in 2012. In 2014, Order 745 was challenged

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The Transition to a Low-Carbon Future Post-Election

States, Power Companies Lead in Cutting Carbon; Election Not Slowing Expected 2017 Progress EDF, January 10, 2017 2016 was a big year for progress in the U.S. power sector. Renewable energy sources provided 16.9 percent of the country’s electricity in the first half of 2016, up from 13.7 percent for all of 2015. The country’s first offshore wind farm opened

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Has Commercial Energy Storage Reached the Tipping Point?

Jesse Remillard, ERS, for Zondits There are strong signs that commercial, or behind-the-meter, energy storage has turned a corner in regards technical maturity, commercial value, and ultimately, financial credibility. A report issued by Sandia National Laboratories in August says that many sources believe that the commercial energy storage market is currently at the “tipping point,”

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One-Two Punch against Gas Pipelines in the Northeast

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits. April 26, 2016. Image credit: klassensprecher930 The Constitution Pipeline On Earth Day, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) denied key water-quality permits to the Constitution Pipeline. The pipeline would bring gas from hydrofracking fields of Pennsylvania to the Central Hudson region, where it links up with existing

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