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Explosion at Texas terminal injects uncertainty into global energy market

Last week’s explosion at Texas natural gas terminal Freeport LNG has injected further chaos into international energy markets as the U.S. has stepped up to replace Russian gas exports to Europe.  (The Hill)

Biden Waives Tariffs on Imported Solar Panels. (California Current)

Defense Department picks BWXT to build 1st US advanced nuclear microreactor, with 2024 delivery. (Utility Dive)

Biden Invokes Defense Production Act to boost domestic manufacturing in clean energy, grid sectors. (Utility Dive)

How a battery shortage is hampering the U.S. switch to wind, solar power. (Canary Media)

ISONE

ISO-NE Weighs Reviving Reliability Programs for this Winter 

ISO-NE is considering bringing back several past winter reliability programs ahead of possible tight conditions this year. (RTO Insider)

ISO-NE Summer Outlook Sunnier than Elsewhere, but not Without Clouds. (RTO Insider)

FERC shakes up Northeast renewables with grid rule phaseout. (EE News)

MISO

MISO faces growing capacity shortfalls in northern, central regions, annual survey finds

As with the last PRA, the survey indicates the planning reserve margin requirement, or PRMR, shortfall is limited to MISO’s northern and central regions. The shortfalls are in zones that include Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. (Utility Dive )

MISO industrial customers petition FERC to avoid sky-high capacity charges if they cut electricity use. (Energy Wire)

OMS-MISO RA Survey Says Supply Deficits Could Top 10 GW by 2027. (RTO Insider)

MISO Bolstering Generation Retirement Studies Amid Capacity Shortage. (RTO Insider)

MISO Annual Transmission Package Nears $4B. (Daily Energy Insider)

CAISO

California drought could halve summer hydropower generation, leading to more natural gas, EIA finds

Around 41% of California was classified under exceptional drought by August 2021, leading to lower hydroelectric generation. According to the report, hydroelectric generation in 2021 was 48% lower than the state’s 10-year average. Natural gas generation in California, meanwhile, was higher in July 2021 than any month since September 2015, according to EIA data. (Utility Dive)

Pacific Northwest plan calls for 3.5 GW of renewables, and more energy efficiency by 2027. (Utility Dive)

PG&E Vows to Reach Net Zero by 2040. (RTO Insider)

>NW Hydro Outlook Improves as Drought Retreats — in Some Areas. (RTO Insider)

ERCOT

Texas breaks power demand record during June heat wave

The state’s grid operator was able to maintain supply without needing to call for any conservation. (Texas Tribune)

IMM: ERCOT Conservative Operations ‘Not Compatible’ with Energy-Only Market. (RTO Insider)

PJM

PJM observed that, during the next 15 years, it will integrate more than 100,000 MW of onshore wind, offshore wind, solar and storage resources in addition to the 15,000 MW already in service

Read "Grid of the Future: PJM’s Regional Planning Perspective" (PJM)

Is hydrogen overhyped? A Virginia clean energy advocate doesn’t think so. (Energy News)

In Ohio, researchers find EPA data doesn’t tell the whole story on fracking pollution. (Energy News)

NYISO

New York lawmakers abandon bill to grow renewables as state’s grid operator warns margins tightening

New York has historically enjoyed a surplus of generation, but efforts to decarbonize are beginning to show up in forward-looking reliability assessments, Dewey said. (Utility Dive)

NYISO releases trends report on the state of the power grid in New York. (Daily Energy Insider)

New York has a chance to generate all its electricity from clean energy by 2030. (The Guardian)

NYISO releases trends report on the state of the power grid in New York. (Daily Energy Insider)

NYISO Monitor Proposes Capacity Pricing Overhaul. (RTO Insider)

New York announces 22 solar, storage projects, pushing projected 2030 energy mix to 66% green. (Utility Dive)

Sustainability

Latest sustainability news from across the net.

A look at state efforts to combat climate change in 2022, so far. (The Hill)

How to prepare for the coming flood of used EV batteries. (Canary Media)

‘Aggressive’ policies needed to curb airline emissions and meet Paris goals: report. (The Hill)

Technology

Latest technology news from across the net.

Energy harvesting to power the Internet of Things. (Science Daily)

California regulators approve state’s 1st robotic taxi fleet. (Power Grid)

DOT proposes rules for national EV charging network, including 97% uptime and 150 kW requirements. (Smart Cities Dive)

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