On September 21, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (NV PUC) ratified an agreement grandfathering Nevada’s existing net energy metering (NEM) customers for 20 years into the previous NEM tariff that was eliminated in a controversial decision in December 2015. The decision will place approximately 32,000 customers back on the more favorable retail NEM tariff. Although…...
Enerknol’s Visual Primer – EPA Updates Cross State Air Pollution Rule to Comply with Stricter 2008 Ozone Standard
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update establishing new ozone season NOX emission budgets for electric generating units in 22 eastern states that impair downwind states’ ability to meet the 2008 ozone standard. The rule will be implemented through the existing ozone season NOX trading program starting from the 2017 ozone season (May through September).Details
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) Board of Governors has approved reactive power requirements for non-synchronous generators, such as solar PV, wind, and battery storage, in order to maintain grid reliability. The requirements will increase the scope and diversity of energy resources participating in CAISO markets.Details
Enerknol’s Visual Primer – Access Northeast $3B Pipeline Project in Peril as Utilities Cancel Capacity Contracts
After a court ruling forbidding the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities to approve contracts requiring electric customers to pay for new gas pipelines, electric utilities have withdrawn their petitions to acquire capacity on the Access Northeast. The ruling deals a setback to New England state plans examining ways to advance regional pipeline projects through capacity contracts with electric distribution companies.Details