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U.S. power generation 2022: Will gas or renewables rule?

Power generation in the United States is greener and more reliant on gas than ever before, but what will the fuel mix look like in 2022? IIR Energy’s Britt Burt analyzes the data....more

FERC Grapples with Accommodating State Policies in Wholesale Markets; Approves ISO New England Proposal for Subsidized Renewable...

Nearly a year after summoning stakeholders to discuss whether—and if so, how—the wholesale power markets should accommodate state policy goals, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the “Commission”) has taken a...more

Blockchain in Energy – Where Do We Stand? Where Do We Go From Here?

For all the publicity generated by the recent increase in value of Bitcoin, as well as the generally increasing awareness of the existence of blockchain technology, the recent Blockchain in Energy Forum 2018 held in New York...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - March 2018 #3

Pipeline CEOs Vow to Fight Back Against Environmental Activism and Sabotage - "Executives from some of the biggest energy infrastructure companies in Canada and the United States say their industry had been surprised by...more

Issue of Coordination with Affected Systems Rises to Forefront at FERC

The issue of coordination with Affected Systems has long been a proverbial “elephant in the room” when generation project developers request interconnection service from a Transmission Provider and the interconnection may...more

FERC Issues Final Rule Requiring RTOs to Provide for Participation of Electric Storage Resources in Organized Markets

On February 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued Order No. 841, Electric Storage in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators. Order No. 841...more

Investment Outlook 2018: Transaction and deal trends in the GCC

by Hogan Lovells on

Gulf economies and markets have transformed in many ways in response to three years of low oil prices, new regional leadership and a global world order in flux. The tougher fiscal environment and renewed drive to implement...more

FERC Action on Electric Storage Could be Transformational

by BakerHostetler on

In an action that industry observers have hailed as opening the floodgates for electric energy storage and sounding the death knell for peaking power plants across the nation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)...more

FERC Integrates Energy Storage Resources Into Wholesale Energy Markets

by Reed Smith on

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission made it clear that energy storage resources (ESRs) will be a valuable component of the nation’s bulk power grid with the issuance of Order No. 841 on February 15, 2018. Order No. 841...more

FERC Requires RTOs to Facilitate Energy Storage Project Participation in Organized Power Markets

On February 15, 2018 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a final rule directing regional transmission organizations and independent transmission system operators to revise their rules to facilitate the...more

Investing in renewable energy projects in Europe

by Dentons on

The great European energy transition continued in 2017 and, across the continent as a whole, shows little sign of slowing up in 2018. Ever lower levels of subsidy and guaranteed power prices awarded after fiercely competitive...more

New FERC Rules Open the Door Wider for Electric Storage Participation in Wholesale Electricity Markets, and Establish Primary...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On February 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted unanimously to issue a highly anticipated final rule that directs regional grid operators to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage...more

FERC Votes to Encourage Electric Storage

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On February 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted to require all Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs) to revise its tariffs to establish a participation...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - February 2018 #4

Dominion to Start Cove Point LNG Exports Early March - "Dominion Energy said it expects to start exporting liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal in Maryland, the second U.S. facility to produce LNG from shale...more

FERC Amends Regulations to Remedy Barriers to Energy Storage Participation in Wholesale Electricity Markets; Saves Distributed...

At its February 15, 2018, Open Meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the “Commission”) issued Order No. 841 (the “Final Rule”) to remove barriers to the participation of energy storage resources in the...more

Landmark FERC Rule Paves Way for Electric Storage in Wholesale Markets

by Morgan Lewis on

Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued its long-awaited final rule that aims to remove barriers to electric storage resource participation and enhance competition in regional transmission organization and...more

What’s on the horizon for the LNG market in 2018?

Following a rise in the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in recent years, it was speculated that these cargoes would be unable to find buyers. However, demand for the commodity has aligned with this increased supply. In...more

FERC Final Rule Boosts Electric Storage Participation in Organized Wholesale Electric Markets

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On February 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 841, a final rule designed to facilitate greater participation by electric storage resources (including batteries, flywheels, compressed...more

Quick Hits - February 2018

ISO-NE Request, PJM Board Decision Put Future of Capacity Markets Firmly in FERC’s Hands - Actions taken last week by two of the nation’s leading RTOs put the future of centralized capacity markets, and specifically how...more

New FERC Rule A Victory For Energy Storage Proponents

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

On February 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) provided a victory for proponents of energy storage when it issued an important new rule to expand the use of battery storage, flywheel, and other energy...more

Blockchain Energizer – Volume 22

by K&L Gates LLP on

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology and its potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries from finance and health care to real estate and supply chain management. Reports estimate that over $4.5...more

Mexico Issues Interconnection Manual for Power Plants and Charging Points

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Before Mexico's Energy Reform of 2013, large-scale power generation was reserved to the state-run Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) or to private investors through government contracts under an independent power...more

Wholesale Capacity Market in New England Aims to Better Accommodate State-Sponsored Generation Resources

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The regional transmission organization’s proposal seeks to reconcile the increasing deployment of state-sponsored subsidized clean energy resources with competitive forward auctions. Proposed New Auction Process in New...more

LNG Exports/PURPA Modernization: January 19th U.S. House of Representatives Energy Subcommittee Hearing Scheduled

The United States House of Representatives Energy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee has scheduled a January 19th hearing entitled “Legislation Addressing LNG Exports and PURPA Modernization.”...more

Denver’s Office Market Benefits From Uptick In Energy Sector

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

You may remember a prior blog post I wrote back in May of 2016 about Denver’s office real estate market feeling the pinch of the downturn in the oil and gas industry – Denver Feeling the Pinch: Denver Office Market Finally...more

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