By Paul Ciampoli, American Public Power Association News
The American Public Power Association is urging the Department of Energy to reject a request by FirstEnergy Solutions that the Secretary of Energy issue an emergency order requiring PJM Interconnection and, by extension, electricity consumers in the PJM region, to provide “full cost recovery” for certain merchant generating plants in PJM. Such a request is unjustified, the Association said in its April 9 submittal to the DOE. FirstEnergy Solutions has neither demonstrated the existence of an emergency that would support action by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry under Federal Power Act section 202(c), nor shown that its requested relief is reasonable, the public power group argued. At issue is a March 29 request made by FirstEnergy Solutions, on behalf of certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, FirstEnergy), with the DOE. Continue reading here.
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ALSO OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
- UN Report Shows Solar Power Investment Surging, CleanTechnica
- Download Global Trends In Renewable Energy Investment 2018
- Wind Forecast: Doubling Global Capacity by 2027 Will Be a Breeze, Greentech Media
MAKE predicts 65 gigawatts more wind per year over the coming decade.
- 3@3 on Solar PV: Refuting the Anti-Solar Argument that Everyone Else’s Rates Go Up When People Go Solar, Renewable Energy World
SOLAR GROUP BUY / SOLARIZE MODEL PROGRAM
Muncie couple promotes solar panels throughout Indiana, The Daily News
A retired Ball State University married couple John Vann, retired marketing professor, and Carolyn Vann, retired biology professor, are taking their knowledge of sustainability and clean energy to the forefront of East Central Indiana to help households procure solar energy for their own properties. They are working to help Hoosiers obtain discounted panels.
ENERGY STORAGE NEWS
- Of potential interest, especially for Nebraska solar installers:
The customer has spoken – 74% want energy storage, PV Magazine USA
EnergySage’s latest Solar Marketplace Intel Report shows solar shoppers are interested in batteries as well. Additionally, buyers have become hardware focused, pushing flexibility and efficiency.
- Global Energy Storage: 2017 Year-in-Review and 2018-2022 Outlook, Greentech Media Research. Download the Free Executive Summary Here.
- America Leads Global Energy Storage Development, But China’s Catching Up: A look at how energy storage is expanding across the world, Greentech Media
- BP launches battery storage pilot with Tesla, Energy Storage News
- World’s largest solar battery? Tesla may get beat, USA Today
- Powering and Empowering Communities with Resilient Solar, Institute for Sustainable Communities Webinar & Report
- Valuing the Resilience Provided by Solar and Battery Energy Storage Systems, Clean Energy Group
- Archived Clean Energy Group Webinar: Valuing Resilience: Exploring the Role of Solar+Storage in Grid Outages