SNL Energy editors' picks forthe best stories for the week ended April 29.
1.Duke Energy makes business casefor installing battery storage in regulated territories
is looking tomake the leap from pilot projects to commercial installations of batteries tostore energy in its regulated electricity markets, signaling another stage inthe maturity of battery storage technology.
2.Top coal bankruptcies spawn $117M market for financial, legaladvisers
Theprolonged decline in global coal prices has sent a number of major producersinto bankruptcy, costing equityinvestors, lenders and suppliers billions. But for those firmsoverseeing producers' reorganization efforts, the fallout has proven lucrative.
InCameron Parish, La., just east of the Texas border, 's $20 billionSabine Pass LNG liquefaction and export terminal is transforming the U.S. intoa natural gas export power.
4. Extendedtax credits could help solar power hit its 'sweet spot' by 2019
The five-year extension of the production tax credit forwind power projects and the five-year extension of the investment tax creditfor solar projects, passed by Congress in 2015, should continue to drive thedevelopment of renewable projects in the U.S. with solar projects looking tobecome more attractive than wind projects in three or four years, according toa panel of experts.
Certaincommenters on a FERC inquiry into whether it should require all new generatorsto have the ability to provide frequency response supported the idea, but didso cautiously and conditioned on any new requirement not applying to existinggenerators. Others, however, including a group of ISOs and RTOs, were far moreenthusiastic about the idea and said the new requirement should apply toexisting generators.