…Who’s Responsible for Keeping the Lights On?… Who is responsible for keeping the lights on? Is it the state, e.g., Massachusetts, or is it an RTO/ISO? Or is it the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)? And what about the utility Continue reading Who’s Responsible for Keeping the Lights On?
…More on the Auction Fiasco… There appears to be general agreement that the auctions used by RTO/ISOs are rigged in favor of wind and solar. This past Saturday’s bankruptcy filing by a First Energy unit is largely the result of Continue reading More on the Auction Fiasco
…It’s Time to End the Auction Fiasco… It’s time to end the fiasco of wholesale electricity markets, that rely on auctions to determine which source of electricity to use on the grid. These wholesale markets are rigged in favor of Continue reading It’s Time to End the Auction Fiasco
…FERC Ruling and German Grid Stability… The recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decision disallowing the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) request for RTO/ISOs to require a 90-day on-site fuel supply, dismissed the notion that wind and solar, and other so-called Continue reading FERC Ruling and German Grid Stability
…Controversial Fuel-Secure Rule… Secretary Perry recently proposed a FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) rule that would help ensure grid reliability. The rule would allow “recovery of costs of fuel-secure generation units.” A fuel-secure unit would be a power plant that Continue reading Controversial Fuel-Secure Rule
Not many people want to pay good money for nothing, but a relatively new business has the organizations operating your grid doing just that. Grid operators are paying for negawatts. Negawatts are watts that don’t exist, but an overzealous approach Continue reading Paying Money for Nothing