FERC Schedules Environmental Review for Tallgrass Energy’s $213 Million Cheyenne Connector Gas Line

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission set a Dec. 18 deadline to issue an environmental assessment for the Cheyenne Connector Pipeline and Cheyenne Hub Enhancement projects in Colorado, according to the agency’s Oct. 11 notice. The pipeline, proposed by Cheyenne Connector LLC, comprises a 70-mile interstate line to move about 600 million cubic feet per day…

Trump Moves to Remove Restrictions on Higher Ethanol Fuels, Boost for Corn Ethanol Industry

President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to begin the process of lifting restrictions on the sales of E15 gasoline, a fuel blend containing gasoline and 15 percent ethanol, during summer months, according to an Oct. 11 news release from the White House. Currently, the sale of E15 is restricted during summer months…

New York to Jumpstart Energy Storage With $40 Million Funding For Solar-Paired Projects in Move Towards 1.5 Gigawatt Goal

Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, announced the funding to advance progress towards the state’s ambitious target of deploying of 1,500-megawatts of energy storage by 2025 and also support the Clean Energy Standard, which requires half of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy by 2030. The NY-Sun program, a $1 billion initiative that strives…

California Regulator Raises Fees for Community Choice Aggregation Customers to Avoid Cost Shifting

The California Public Utilities Commission on Oct. 11 approved a proposal that revises the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment, a fee intended to equalize cost sharing between customers who switch to community choice aggregation or CCA and those to continue to take service from electric utilities. The adjustment is an exit fee charged by the state’s…

NextEra Seeks Texas Approval to Sell Interests in 200-Megawatt Wind Farm

Monarch Wind Holdings LLC asked the Texas Public Utilities Commission to authorize the transfer of its Class B or non-controlling membership interests in Javelina Wind Energy II LLC to Global Energy and Power Infrastructure Fund II L.P., according to the agency’s Oct. 11 notice. Javelina owns a 200-megawatt wind generation facility in Webb County interconnected…

Southern Power Partners With Royal Caribbean in 200 Megawatt Wind Project to Offset Carbon Emissions

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. signed an agreement with Southern Company’s subsidiary Southern Power for its 200 megawatt Reading wind facility in a bid to offset up to 12 percent of the cruise operator’s emissions, according to an October 11 press release. The project, located in eastern Kansas, was originally developed by Renewable Energy Systems Ltd.…

EnerKnol Insights – Expanding Retail Electricity Market Prompts Tighter Oversight From States

An increasing number of electricity customers are gaining access to the competitive retail market, giving them a broader range of choices in suppliers of electric power. In a bid to ensure a more competitive and transparent market, states are strengthening rules on marketing by suppliers. Among recent actions, New York is examining the status of cybersecurity in the retail access industry, while Maryland is considering enhancements to the competitive market and customer choice framework.

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