National Energy News Headlines

In 2021, the value of energy trade between the U.S. and Mexico reached a nine-year high

This energy trade value represents the combined value of energy imports and exports between the two countries. (U.S. Energy Information Administration (May 2022))

As of 2021, China imports more liquefied natural gas than any other country. U.S. Energy Information Administration (May 2022))

Investigation into solar tariffs could threaten US 2035 clean energy goal, says DOE’s Granholm. (Utility Dive)

DOE makes $3.1B available for battery manufacturing incentives. (Utility Dive)

Lithium prices are through the roof this year. (Canary Media)

Higher Prices, Longer Queues Highlight FERC Market Report. (RTO Insider)

ISONE

ISO-NE is developing a process for allowing energy storage projects to be used as transmission assets

ISO-NE Weighs Allowing Storage as Transmission. (RTO Insider)

New England sees historically-low demand for grid electricity on May 1, setting record lowest demand since 1997. (ISO Newswire)

MISO

NiSource cites Commerce Department solar investigation in plans to delay coal plant retirements

Solar developers were quick to protest the Commerce investigation prompted by an anti-dumping and circumvention petition by California-based manufacturer Auxin Solar into U.S. imports from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia that could contain parts made in China, which are subject to tariffs. (Utility Dive)

Solar market turmoil delays shutdown of largest Indiana coal-fired power plant. (Energy Wire)

CenterPoint Energy receives approval for 335 MW renewable energy for southwestern Indiana. (Daily Energy Insider)

CAISO

Biden administration opens up California coast for 4.6 GW of offshore wind development

The Department of the Interior, the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense announced the agreement with the state of California, as part of the administration’s goal to deploy 30 GW of total offshore wind in the U.S. by 2030. (Utility Dive)

Gov. Newsom open to extending Diablo Canyon nuclear plant’s life, but analysts differ on feasibility and need.(Utility Dive)

ERCOT

‘Insane’ Heat, Outages May Stress ERCOT Grid

August-like weather that one weatherman called “categorically insane” will settle over Texas this weekend, leading to potential record demand for ERCOT. (RTO Insider)

PJM

PJM Members Approve Interconnection Process Reforms

The reform intended, among other things, to stop developers from “squatting” in the queue and delaying subsequent interconnection requests. The reform package addresses a backlog of 2,000 projects. (Constellation Energy)

NYISO

NYISO ‘Laser-focused’ on Gas System Performance for Winter

NYISO made it through last winter without any problems — and without any power from coal generation or the Indian Point nuclear plant, ISO officials reported. (NYISO)

Sustainability

Latest sustainability news from across the net.

Largest solar power plant in US, located in Nevada, secures $1.3 billion in financing. (Canary Media)

U.S. SEC gives public until June 17 to weigh in on climate risk proposal. (Reuters)

States band together to push for nationwide fleet electrification. (Utility Dive)

Can the grid handle millions of EVs? In Tennessee, distribution systems will be ‘canary in the coal mine’. (Utility Dive)

Technology

Latest technology news from across the net.

How to maintain strong cybersecurity in renewable energy. (Renewable Energy World)

Carbon capture: Where is it working? (Power Technology)

New York is close to a bitcoin mining crackdown — here’s what that means for the industry. (CNBC)

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