Environmental Standards Will Help Reduce Consumer Electricity Bills

Oct 30, 2014 by John Moore The electric power industry is changing, driven by many factors. Leading the way are quintessential marketplace factors like fuel price changes and the emergence of new technologies. Another factor in the mix is the implementation of long-overdue pollution standards that are essential to protect public health and prevent dangerous climate change. But some in…

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CAISO’s Flexible Capacity Proposal Approved by FERC

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today largely approved a plan that would allow the grid operator in California to maintain reliability as more renewables are integrated into the resource mix. While California has a 33% RPS, some projections indicate that renewables may make up significantly more than 33% of retail sales in 2020. Reliably operating the grid during this…

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Great Plains Power Grid Operator Sowing Confusion about the Clean Power Plan

Oct 9, 2014 by John Moore This post was updated following the public release of the study. The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan for existing power plants will cut carbon pollution and save thousands of lives a year while strengthening our power grid and keeping electricity affordable. After the standards are finalized next June, states will have up to three…

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