EI’s Eric Gimon says outdated U.S. wholesale power market rules are preventing energy storage from reaching its full market potential.
The “steel for fuel” strategy is an increasingly appealing method for hitting the sweet spot on risk, return and scale for utility customers and investors.
EI’s Mike O’Boyle says widespread beneficial electrification requires anticipating and removing technical and institutional barriers to take full advantage of technological trends.
APP Director Sonia Aggwarwal outlines how billions in coal and nuclear bailout funds would be better spent by proactively supporting communities affected by uneconomic plant closures.
APP contributor Alex Daue outlines how a smart planning process means regional power line projects to support clean energy generation can be built without sacrificing environmental protection.
EI’s Eric Gimon explores low planning reserve margins forecast for ERCOT’s summer peak demand, highlights how people should be interpreting them, what the PRM really means, how to tell if ERCOT is at an acceptable level of capacity risk, and why Texas regulators should stay the course.
APP contributor Mark Ahlstrom discusses how FERC’s recent Order 841 creates an opportunity for federal regulators to create a universal data model in power markets for all grid resources.
EI’s Mike O’Boyle says regulatory reforms are becoming increasingly important to utility business models, but regulatory processes can constrain the ability of policymakers to design policies well.
EI’s Robbie Orvis and Mike O’Boyle outline how wholesale market design and underlying terminology favors conventional fuel-based generation—often at the expense of cheaper, cleaner technologies.
It is now cheaper to build new wind and solar than new coal or often natural gas. In growing swaths of the country, it’s often cheaper to build new wind (and sometimes solar) than continuing to run existing coal plants. The implications are profound.