National Energy News Headlines

NERC: Industry sustains grid reliability amid extreme weather, cyberthreats, inverter issues

Extreme weather is the major risk to resilience of the nation’s transmission bulk power system, with hurricanes causing the largest, longest and most impactful events on the transmission network during 2021, the North American Electric Reliability Corp (NERC) said Thursday in its updated annual reliability report. (Daily Energy Insider)

Biden boosts offshore wind, resilience program , but balks at climate emergency declaration. (Utility Dive)

U.S. natural gas supply and demand balance shifts amid outage at Freeport LNG. (U.S. Energy Information Administration (July 2022))

‘Batteries aren’t going to do it’: NERC’s Moura calls for gas investment to maintain reliability. (Utility Dive)

What is community solar? And how can you sign up? (Canary Media)

ISONE

ENGIE, clean energy groups press FERC to approve ISO-NE plan for state review of DER interconnections

ENGIE North America and clean energy trade groups are supporting an ISO New England proposal to require distributed energy resources to pass through state interconnection review instead of the grid operator’s process. (Utility Dive)

Massachusetts passes ‘landmark’ climate bill to decarbonize multiple sectors, add 5.6 GW offshore wind. (Massachusetts News)

Vermont moves to become first state to phase out linear fluorescent lights. (Energy News)

MISO

In Indiana, solar net metering rules go from bad to worse

Changes being ushered in by utilities go beyond what the industry had been bracing for in the wake of a 2017 law that gutted net metering in the state. Advocates are challenging the interpretation by state regulators. (Energy News)

Solar, storage projects set to bring jobs, tax revenue to Illinois coal communities. (Energy News)

CAISO

Regulators Seek Big Growth in Customer Demand Response

The California Public Utilities Commission launched a rulemaking July 14 to increase the amount of customer-owned distributed energy that will be sent to the grid to help balance supply and demand by making real time electricity prices available to the customer and third-party aggregators. (California Current)

California isn’t the solar leader it should be — especially in frontline communities. (Energy News)

ERCOT

Fate of the Texas Power Grid Depends on Daily Whims of the Wind

Wind energy is crucial in whether the Lone Star State’s stressed grid can avoid blackouts during blistering heatwaves. (Bloomberg)

Limiting crypto helped the Texas power grid weather a heat wave. (Texas Tribune)

Texas Uri disaster weighs on FERC, state regulators as they debate boosting interregional transmission. (Utility DIve)

PJM

Challenged federal rule could price many renewables out of PJM’s capacity market

Sweeping “minimum offer” rule will likely cut into the competitive edge for renewables as a hedge against fossil fuels. (Energy News)

FirstEnergy submits plans to modernize grid for its Ohio utilities. (Daily Energy Insider)

New Jersey reaches solar energy milestone.e. (Daily Energy Insider)

NYISO

New York City expands role in ConEd demand response program amid second week of stifling temperatures

New York City’s administrative buildings have expanded their participation in demand response programs managed by Consolidated Edison in an effort to alleviate grid stress and reduce electricity costs. (Utility Dive)

NYS Public Service Commission approves utilities EV charging infrastructure programs. (Daily Energy Insider)

Sustainability

Latest sustainability news from across the net.

Panasonic to build massive EV battery factory in Kansas. (The Hill)

Which power sources are most deadly? Hint — not solar and wind. (Canary Media)

The 500-kV Ten West transmission line receives green light. The new line should help increase renewable energy development and delivery in Arizona and California because it traverses a region with some of the highest potential for utility-scale solar photovoltaic energy development in the nation, according to BLM. (Power Grid)

Technology

Latest technology news from across the net.

Could Modified Train Cars Capture Carbon from the Air? This Team Has a Plan to Make It Happen. (Science Daily)

Targeting grid resilience with digitalisation. New solutions for a digital grid are being pioneered by Gridspertise building on Enel’s positioning over two decades at the forefront of advances. (Smart Energy International)

A first look at the technology pushing battery storage forward. (Utility Dive)

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