SNL Energy presents the mostread stories for the week ended May 6.
said May 3 that itwill shut down three coal-fired units in Illinois over the next year, addinganother 1,835 MW to the list of power plants the company says it has to closedue to alleged flaws in the wholesale market run by the
NewYork's refusal to issue a key water permit for Constitution Pipeline Co. LLCcould signal the end for the proposed interstate natural gas pipeline,according to an energy analyst who follows such projects. "From ourperspective, Constitution is significant because it's such a rare thing for apipeline to be denied a water quality certification," Rob Rains, ananalyst with the policy and financial research firm Washington Analysis LLC,said in a recent interview. "This is potentially fatal for the project."
Althougha 4.2 Bcf/d increase in natural gas demand in the Southeast expected over thenext 15 years may not sound significant, it will "change the structure ofthe Southeast market as we know it today," said Anupam Das, a marketanalytics manager at NextEraEnergy Resources LLC.
is hopingto return to the market after its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, but itsability to do so may depend on assumptions about a market that has provendifficult to predict.
Underthe threat of Arizona legislative counterpunches, the Yes on AZ Solar politicalaction committee agreed April 28 to drop its voter to preserve net energymetering and instead enter negotiations with the state's utilities.