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Southern California power supply at risk this summer: FERC

A perfect storm is brewing in New England and California  The Aliso Canyon natural gas leak, unexpected lower generation capacity, and warmer than anticipated weather could threaten reliability and strain electricity grids.  One way to avoid high prices resulting from the increased demand is to sign up for Tradition Energy’s Coincident Peak Alert Notifications. Natural […]

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Natural Gas Pipeline Congestion is Squeezing Energy Managers

New England winter natural gas prices are highly dependent on supply coming into the region. Several planned pipeline extensions, which would bring much needed extra supply to New England are in danger of being shut down. If opponents of Kinder Morgan’s $3.3 billion pipeline project have their way, federal regulators will throw out its application […]

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FERC: Renewables account for over 60% of new generation in 2015

FERC puts renewables at 17.4% of total installed U.S. generating capacity, including 8.59% hydro, 5.91% wind (68,830 MW), 1.43% biomass, 1.13% solar (13,180 MW), and 0.34% geothermal steam. No new nuclear capacity was added in 2015, and only 9 MW of oil and 3 MW of coal. Because of differing capacity factors, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) […]

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Supreme Court to review U.S. electricity market efficiency rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to review the legality of an Obama administration regulation aimed at encouraging efficiency in the electricity market by having electrical grid operators pay users to reduce consumption at peak times. The court said it will hear an appeal filed by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory […]

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Demand Response bill coming to Texas?

Demand response (DR) advocates in Texas are preparing a bill they say would open up the state’s energy markets and unlock DR growth. Reducing power consumption can help control up to 4% of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) peak load, FERC determined in a 2012 report. That’s actually the lowest among organized markets […]

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