Federal authorities cleared Cheniere to advance start up activities at a fourth LNG production plant at its Sabine Pass facility in Louisiana, the nation's first terminal to export U.S. shale gas.Details
PJM’s 2017 capacity auction – the first one to apply the 100-percent Capacity Performance requirement – yielded a clearing price of $76.53/megawatt-day in most of PJM, about 24 percent lower than last year. Cleared capacity of seasonal resources like demand response, solar, and wind fell largely due to the new year-round performance requirement. Lower prices are attributed largely to lower natural-gas prices, lower demand forecasts, and new combined-cycle natural gas units clearing capacity in the auction.Details
Angelique Mercurio, chief executive of EnerKnol, discusses shifts in U.S. midcontinent state policies affecting renewable energy with Argus….
EnerKnol’s Visual Primer – Virginia’s Legislative Package and Dominion’s IRP Reflect New Role for Clean Energy
Virginia has enacted a suite of clean energy bills that will help expand renewable energy and energy efficiency across the state. The legislation increases opportunities for community solar, pumped storage, battery technologies, and green development zones, bringing a remarkable turn in a state that has generally lingered over clean energy development. Amid legislative efforts to advance Virginia’s clean energy future, the state’s largest utility Dominion Energy also presented solar as a central piece of its 2017 Integrated Resource Plan. The new legislative package and the underlying market developments set Virginia up for a sustainable energy policy that supports economic development.Details