Significant savings from MWTG power scheduling with SPP

On July 21, Xcel Energy filed a 21-page report titled Mountain West Transmission Group – Southwest Power Pool DC Intertie Value Study, prepared by The Glarus Group. The study found “a significant level of benefits for MWTG and SPP from … Continue reading

NREL study on HECO’s use of advanced inverters

On July 31st, HECO filed an NREL study on smart inverters; “Simulation of Hawaiian Electric Companies Feeder Operations with Advanced Inverters and Analysis of Annual Photovoltaic Energy Curtailment.” The study includes recommendations for the activation of voltage regulation grid support … Continue reading

IM updated avoided cost calculation: PURPA

On August 3, the Michigan PSC issued a Proposal for Decision, establishing a method and avoided cost calculation for Indiana Michigan Power Company to comply with PURPA. Exceptions must be filed with the Commission on or before September 8, 2017. … Continue reading

DPS rejects ESCO petition for dismissal

On August 2, the New York PSC rejected a request by an energy service company (ESCO) trade group seeking to halt the upcoming evidentiary hearing phase of the Commission’s ongoing ESCO investigation. The Commission also rejected the group’s effort to … Continue reading

Illinois SB 2814

The Illinois Future Energy Jobs BIll (SB 2814) takes effect on June 1, expecting to bring between $12 and $15 billion in investment to the state by 2030. SB 2814 updates Illinois’ RPS, net metering, and energy efficiency standards, as … Continue reading

PUC Texas rejects Oncor/NextEra merger

PUC Texas issued its final order, rejecting the company’s proposed merger. The Commission reports that based on the evidence and testimony presented in the case, the proposed merger is not in the public’s interest. Specifically stating that NextEra would subject … Continue reading

New York PSC Staff issues whitepaper on DER oversight

NY PSC Staff issued a whitepaper proposing an updated model for DER oversight. Amongst its recommendations, Staff includes requirements for the relationship between DERs and end use customers, as well as requirements applicable to the relationship between DERs and DSPs, … Continue reading

California’s Self Generation Incentive Program budget doubled

The CPUC issued a decision to increase the Self-Generation Incentive Program’s total budget by double the amount collected in CY 2008. The decision allocates the additional funding to the energy storage incentive and the generation category incentive budget categories. Now, … Continue reading

NY PSC issues Phase I Order in Value of DER

On March 9th, the NY Commission issued a Phase I Order in the Value of DER proceeding. This order commences the first phase away from net-energy metering towards a methodology to value distributed resources. The transition that this order lays … Continue reading

Interstate Power & Light files for rate increase

For the first time since 2011,  Interstate Power and Light filed a request for final  rate increase rate increase. The increase of approximately $189.6 million, effective date of May 3, 2017, is an overall increase of approximately 15.1%. IPL proposes new … Continue reading