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BOEM Approves 800-MW Vineyard Wind I

BOEM Approves 800-MW Vineyard Wind I

The final approval of Vineyard Wind I by BOEM is expected to kick-start the approval of more plans in the offshore wind pipeline. | Shutterstock

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Experts Call for Cyber Shift in Response to Colonial Hack

Experts Call for Cyber Shift in Response to Colonial Hack

Experts say the attack against Colonial Pipeline provides a graphic reminder of the evolving landscape of cyber threats against critical infrastructure. | Colonial Pipeline


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PJM Panel OKs Extension of Queue Deadline

PJM Panel OKs Extension of Queue Deadline

The PJM Planning Committee endorsed the RTO’s proposed “quick fix” solution to extend its deadline for responding to new transmission service requests. | © Google


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Pa. Releases Rulemaking to Join RGGI

Pa. Releases Rulemaking to Join RGGI

The Pennsylvania DEP published a rulemaking requiring fossil fuel generators to obtain emission allowances under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. | Pa. Department of Environmental Protection


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Canadian EV Co. Lion Electric to Build Truck, Bus Factory in Illinois

Canadian EV Co. Lion Electric to Build Truck, Bus Factory in Illinois

Canadian EV manufacturer Lion Electric plans to build a plant in Illinois to produce up to 20,000 medium and heavy-duty urban trucks and school buses. | Lion Electric


NYISO Business Issues Committee Briefs: May 10, 2021

NYISO Business Issues Committee Briefs: May 10, 2021

NYISO's Business Issues Committee approved manual revisions to accommodate a slight change to the maximum clearing price calculation for ICAP demand curves. | NYISO

Barrasso: Biden Climate Plan a Retread of Obama Failures

Sen. John Barrasso released a report attacking President Biden’s climate initiatives, citing the failures of companies like Solyndra under President Obama.

MISO to Recycle Participation Models for Order 2222

MISO said that it will skip over the participation of small DER aggregations in its FERC Order 2222 compliance plan in order to simplify the market design.

CREPC-WIRAB Takes Stock of Western Resource Adequacy

CREPC-WIRAB Takes Stock of Western Resource Adequacy

Western states and utilities must work more closely to prevent capacity shortfalls and the type of energy crisis that roiled the region 20 years ago. | NWPP

Glick Calls for Pipeline Cyber Standards After Colonial Attack

In the wake of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, FERC Chairman Richard Glick called for mandatory cybersecurity standards for pipelines.

NERC Real Time Operating Subcommittee Briefs: May 5, 2021

NERC will hold its final planning meeting for GridEx VI on May 26, the Real-Time Operating Subcommittee heard at its latest meeting.

Minn. Halfway Through 20-year Quest for Net-Zero Buildings

Minn. Halfway Through 20-year Quest for Net-Zero Buildings

Minnesota has passed the midway point on a 20-year journey in search of a green Xanadu: carbon-neutral buildings. | Fergus Falls Public Library

New York Should Join TCI-P, Transportation Panel Says

The NY Climate Action Council Transportation Panel said market-based strategies like the TCI-P can support a mandate for 100% zero-emission vehicles by 2035.

NY Officials Told to Stay the Course on CDG Solar

Clean energy advocates and solar developers told New York officials to tweak the VDER tariff rather than make new processes to sustain PV growth.

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Algonquin Gas Appeals FERC Order on Weymouth Compressor

Algonquin Gas Appeals FERC Order on Weymouth Compressor

Algonquin Gas filed a petition with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for review of FERC's order to establish a briefing on the Weymouth Compressor. | Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station

NEPOOL Participants Committee Briefs: May 6, 2021

ISO-NE briefed the NEPOOL Participants Committee on a project to address the removal of the minimum offer price rule from the capacity market.

Con Edison Q1 Earnings up Nearly 12% YoY

Con Ed reported first quarter net income of $419 million ($1.23/share), up nearly 12% compared with $375 million ($1.13/share) from a year ago.

Eversource Q1 Results Reflect $30 Million Conn. Penalty

Eversource Energy said that shareholders would shoulder the cost of $30 million in penalties the Connecticut PURA laid down regarding Tropical Storm Isaias.

LS Power Challenges Dominion FRR Plan

LS Power Challenges Dominion FRR Plan

LS Power asked FERC to block Dominion from opting out of PJM’s capacity auction, saying the RTO violated its rules by accepting the utility’s FRR election. | Fluor

Duke Sees Coming Rebound from COVID Sales Slump

Duke Sees Coming Rebound from COVID Sales Slump

The momentum of the post-COVID-19 recovery and Duke’s progress to a net-zero system by 2050 were key themes in the company’s first-quarter earnings call. | Duke Energy

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Conn. PURA Hits Eversource, UI with Civil Penalties for Isaias Response

Conn. PURA Hits Eversource, UI with Civil Penalties for Isaias Response

The Connecticut PURA proposed massive civil penalties for Eversource and United Illuminating following their inadequate response to Tropical Storm Isaias. | Eversource Energy

ERO Panel Ponders Mystery of Overgeneration in Eastern Interconnection

It’s a mystery that has stumped the ERO’s brightest minds: Why is the Eastern Interconnection regularly seeing 200 MW of excess generation?

NPCC Predicts Lower Peak in Summer 2021

The Northeast Power Coordinating Council is forecasting a summer peak of 104,075 MW for the week of Aug. 8 and adequate supplies to meet that demand.

Regulators, ERCOT Stakeholders 'Meet' for First Time

Texas’ two newest utility regulators met with ERCOT staff and market participants for the first time and discussed preparations for the upcoming summer.

Manchin, Murkowski Reintroduce PROTECT Act

Manchin, Murkowski Reintroduce PROTECT Act

Leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee reintroduced the PROTECT Act, which would support transmission owner cybersecurity investments. | U.S. Senate

Overheard at 2021 EnVision Forum

Overheard at 2021 EnVision Forum

More than 40 electric industry professionals, regulators and academics joined the second EnVision Forum, sponsored by FERC and Virginia Tech. | BYD

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New York Expands Net-zero Apartment Retrofit Project

New York Expands Net-zero Apartment Retrofit Project

NYSERDA recently opened applications for its second net-zero affordable and multifamily housing retrofit pilot program. | New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Massachusetts Opens Bidding for 1.6 GW of OSW

Massachusetts will finalize a new round of offshore wind contracts by next spring, with a procurement of up to 1.6 GW.

Ariz. Regulators Kill Clean Energy Proposal

Environmental groups continued to react with dismay after regulators in Arizona rejected energy rules that would have set carbon emissions targets.

Try This Martini with a Clean Twist

Ten companies have been selected to participate in the first carbontech accelerator program of the Carbon to Value Initiative.

Mich. Utilities Say They Support Raising Solar Cap

Mich. Utilities Say They Support Raising Solar Cap

CMS Energy and DTE Energy say they support an increase in Michigan’s cap on rooftop solar, attempting to head off a bill that would eliminate the limit. | Peninsula Solar

Sponsor Plans to Revive Stalled Wash. Land Use Bill

Sponsor Plans to Revive Stalled Wash. Land Use Bill

Rep. Davina Duerr plans to revive her stalled bill to make climate change a consideration in land use planning by local governments. | State of Washington

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Insider Quiz
According to Larry Gasteiger, the executive director of WIRES, the United States may need to spend this much annually on transmission infrastructure after 2030 if it wants to meet its clean energy goals.
A. $20 billion
B. $40 billion
C. $35 billion
D. $50 billion
E. $30 billion
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