ISO-NE proposes market revisions, transmission changes addressing fuel security
The ISO New England proposed to clarify that resources retained in its forward capacity market auctions for fuel security reasons will not be retained for other reasons once a two-year maximum retention period ends.
Calif. governor and regulators demand PG&E act to avoid future power disruptions
In response to a directive from Gov. Gavin Newsom, California's top utility regulator ordered Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to take multiple actions to ensure mistakes in its interactions with customers are not repeated in the aftermath of the utility's widespread proactive power shutoff to keep its equipment from starting wildfires.
NJ governor opposes 1,200-MW gas plant
The developer of a proposed 1,200-MW natural gas-fired power plant in Northern New Jersey will move forward with the project, even with Gov. Phil Murphy's opposition to the proposal.
New York Supreme Court strikes down suit against state's nuclear subsidy
The New York Supreme Court in Albany County has struck down a lawsuit challenging the state's clean air subsidy for three uneconomic nuclear power plants.
Trump order could give agencies 'one-time chance' to nix previous guidance
President Donald Trump's executive orders aimed at reining in the use of guidance by federal agencies like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could slow the gears of the federal bureaucracy.
FERC's Glick: More needed to encourage investment in long-distance transmission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's 2011 order meant to promote greater regional transmission development and competition is not working as intended and is worth examining for potential fixes, FERC Commissioner Richard Glick said.
New York threatens fines over National Grid gas moratorium, orders gas hookups
New York regulators threatened millions of dollars in fines against National Grid USA and ordered the company to immediately restore service to more than 1,000 downstate customers impacted by an ongoing moratorium on gas hookups.
Record prices in Mass. offshore wind lease sale influencing UK seabed auction
For the first time in a decade, the U.K. is preparing to auction off new areas of its seabed for offshore wind development, and the agency in charge of the process has admitted that record-high prices being paid for seabed leases along the U.S. East Coast influenced its structure.
US smart grid advisory panel shuttered in response to White House order
A U.S. advisory committee that provided input on standards for smart grid devices and systems was terminated as part of the Trump administration's efforts to reduce the number of federal advisory committees.
Support builds in US Congress to protect electric co-ops' tax-exempt status
Momentum is building in the U.S. Congress to address an "unintended consequence" of the 2017 GOP tax law that threatens the tax-exempt status of many U.S. electric cooperatives.
PG&E Corp., utility secure $34.35B in bridge financing commitment
PG&E Corp. and principal utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. secured $34.35 billion in bridge financing commitment from a group of lenders.