National Energy News Headlines

LNG explosion shines light on 42-year-old gas rules

The last time the federal government wrote regulations for the liquefied natural gas industry, Pac-Man was the hot new video game and Ronald Reagan was on his way to the White House for the first time. (Energy Wire)

Summer is here. Can the grid keep the lights on? (Energy Wire)

EPA regional ozone proposal threatens electric reliability: RTOs, state utility regulators. (Utility Dive)

FERC proposes ‘first-ready, first-served’ interconnection rules to help spur new generation, storage. (Utility Dive)

U.S. refinery capacity decreased during 2021 for second consecutive year. (U.S. Energy Information Administration (June 2022))

EIA expects significant increases in wholesale electricity prices this summer. (U.S. Energy Information Administration (June 2022))

ISONE

Appeals court partly strikes down FERC approval of ISO New England winter reliability program

A federal appeals court partly struck down the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of a plan to pay power plant owners in New England an incentive to have three days' worth of on-site fuel during two upcoming winters. (Utility Dive)

Rhode Island lawmakers require 100% renewable energy offsets by 2033. (Utility Dive)

MISO

MISO Describes Bleak RA Future, Stakeholders Push Back

MISO executives issued warnings about its future resource adequacy in front of its board of directors while some state regulators and stakeholders pushed back. (RTO Insider)

Alliant, We Energies walk back Wisconsin coal retirement plans in light of MISO’s expected capacity shortfalls. (RTO Insider)

CAISO

Millions face instant blackouts to cut Calif. wildfire risk

PG&E has expanded a system that automatically shuts off power during risky incidents, such as when vegetation falls on a power line. (Energy Wire)

California moves to simplify interconnection rules for distributed energy resources. (Utility Dive)

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

ERCOT

Conservative approach to Texas grid operations could cost consumers $1.5B this year, says market monitor

Despite higher costs, regulators say Texas grid reliability is improving (Utility Dive)

Realtime prices were higher by 6X in 2021 due to Winter Storm Uri and higher natural gas prices, especially in the second half of the year. There was 8,800 MW of new generation added; most of it was renewable with only 660 MW of combustion turbine and 820 MW from energy storage systems. (Public Utility Commission of Texas)

PJM

PJM Capacity Auction Secures Electricity Supplies at Competitive Prices

PJM Interconnection announced today the successful procurement of resources in its annual capacity auction to meet electricity needs and ensure reliable service for the 2023/2024 Delivery Year. (PR Newswire)

Governor’s race portends energy future in fossil-heavy PA. (PR Newswire)

NYISO

NYISO 2022 Power Trends Report: Reliable Clean Energy Needed Quickly

NYISO must quickly replace retiring fossil generation with clean resources with similar reliability attributes, according to its annual Power Trends report. (RTO Insider)

New York regulators approve new transmission cost analysis approach, bill credits, 135 MW battery facility. (Utility Dive)

Sustainability

Latest sustainability news from across the net.

The US Army has launched its first floating solar array. (The Hill)

NREL researchers examine alternatives to recycling for solar, battery technologies. (Daily Energy Insider)

US green hydrogen hub will put long-haul energy storage to the test. (Canary Media)

Technology

Latest technology news from across the net.

Inadequate charging networks could thwart EV adoption goals. (Science Daily)

LLNL, Ampcera partner to develop 3D printed lithium-ion batteries (Daily Energy Insider)

Mobile renewable nanogrid debuts in US. (Smart Energy International)

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