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Grid operators warn US EPA’s interstate smog plan could hurt grid reliability EXTRA

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:12 PM CT By  Zack HaleMarket Intelligence Power sector players are pushing back against a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal targeting smog-forming emissions.Source: JJ Gouin/Getty Creative via Getty Images Regional grid operators and power companies warned that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latest cross-state air pollution plan will threaten the nation’s already-stressed electric grid if the proposal is finalized read more…

NERC identified two key findings

April 17, 2022 at 9:50:59 AM CDT Concerns were raised about whether the planned resource additions will be sufficient to ensure that electricity supply remains reliable.  Recent developments validate these concerns. For example, in its most recent Long Term Reliability Assessment (LTRA), NERC identified two key findings that directly relate to the reliability and sufficiency of both capacity and energy read more…

Outlook 2022: Solar, battery storage spark CAISO capacity surge EXCLUSIVE

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 9:29 AM CT By  Garrett HeringMarket Intelligence California’s efforts to ensure the lights stay on in the world’s fifth-largest economy this summer will depend largely on its fast-emerging lithium-ion battery stations and its aging fleet of natural gas-fired power plants. If current project plans tracked by S&P Global Market Intelligence pan out, the California ISO could see an additional read more…

Outlook 2022: Renewable resources make up most US planned capacity additions EXCLUSIVE

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:12 AM CT By  Darren Sweeney and Gaurang DholakiaMarket Intelligence Capacity additions in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc. and PJM Interconnection LLC regions make up close to half of the new U.S. power generation and energy storage expected to come online in 2022. About 27,242 MW of capacity is slated for commercial operations in the ERCOT market, with nearly read more…

The opportunity cost of not using nuclear energy for climate mitigation

Published Feb. 3, 2022By Alex Gilbert Permission granted by Oklo The following is a contributed article by Alex Gilbert, a project manager at the Nuclear Innovation Alliance, where he oversees work on regulatory modernization, federal policy and commercialization. The biggest obstacle to addressing climate change is that it requires a sustained whole-of-society effort, yet we are still fighting about its seriousness and read more…

US utility renewable energy capex remains on upswing; 2022 forecast nears $17B RRA

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:03 AM ET By  Jason LehmannMarket Intelligence Numerous factors remain in place to drive continued, robust renewable energy development in the United States, including aggressive state-level clean energy mandates via renewable portfolio standards; booming corporate interest; and a clean energy transition commitment at the federal level backed by the continued availability of production and investment tax credits and support for read more…