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IEEFA U.S.: Investors in gas-fired projects in largest regional power system face substantial risks

IEEFA U.S.: Investors in gas-fired projects in largest regional power system face substantial risks

Eleven PJM projects under development may fail to prove financially viable

October 5, 2020 (IEEFA) — The landscape for developers of natural gas-fired power plants in the nation’s largest regional power system has shifted dramatically over the last decade, according to a joint study by the Applied Economics Clinic and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland (PJM) system coordinates the flow […]

IEEFA report: Advances in electricity storage suggest rapid disruption of U.S. electricity sector

IEEFA report: Advances in electricity storage suggest rapid disruption of U.S. electricity sector

Utility-scale batteries give renewables a big lift while undercutting coal and challenging fracked gas

June 14, 2019 (IEEFA) — Momentum is gaining around an industry shift toward utility-scale battery storage systems nationally, finds a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report – Advances in Electricity Storage Suggest Rapid Disruption of U.S. Electricity Sector  –details upstart storage and storage-expansion projects in Arizona, […]

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Analysis shows rooftop solar saved New England ratepayers $1.1 billion from 2014-2019

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): A new report analyzing ISO New England data concluded that behind-the-meter solar produced over 8,600 GWh of electricity across the grid operator’s territory from 2014 to 2019, reducing wholesale energy market costs in the region by $1.1 billion. In addition to $317 million in load-impact benefits, that figure includes $743 […]

December 9, 2020 Read More →

U.S. developer Sunrun expects residential solar-plus-storage to be the new standard

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): By extending its energy storage offering to all 19 states in which it operates, U.S. residential solar supplier Sunrun Inc. is positioning itself for “a market where in two, three years, every solar system has a battery,” CEO Lynn Jurich said. The company on Nov. 5 announced it would begin […]

November 9, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA U.S.: Investors in gas-fired projects in largest regional power system face substantial risks
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IEEFA U.S.: Investors in gas-fired projects in largest regional power system face substantial risks

Eleven PJM projects under development may fail to prove financially viable

October 5, 2020 (IEEFA) — The landscape for developers of natural gas-fired power plants in the nation’s largest regional power system has shifted dramatically over the last decade, according to a joint study by the Applied Economics Clinic and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland (PJM) system coordinates the flow […]

New Hampshire utility cancels planned Granite Bridge gas pipeline

NHPR: Liberty Utilities says it will not build the proposed Granite Bridge natural gas pipeline in Southern New Hampshire, after finding a cheaper way to serve new customers by using existing infrastructure. The company told the state of the change in plans in a Public Utilities Commission filing Friday afternoon. The $340-million pipeline plan dated […]

August 3, 2020 Read More →

State mandates to drive 12.5GW of new wind, solar capacity in New England region by 2030—S&P

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Despite being the smallest independent system operator, or ISO, in terms of electricity demand in the U.S., ISO New England is expected to be a very active market for renewable energy deployment over the next decade. Each of the six states in the ISO has a mandatory renewable portfolio standard […]

June 16, 2020 Read More →

Proposed New England power projects reflect ‘dramatic shift’ from gas to renewables

Utility Dive: About 95% of nearly 21GW of energy resources currently proposed for the New England region are grid-scale wind, solar and battery projects, according to the Independent System Operator of New England (ISO-NE). The number “reflects a dramatic shift” in the grid operator’s interconnection queue, ISO-NE president and CEO Gordon van Welie said in […]

March 16, 2020 Read More →

S&P: Renewables offer better financial return in New England market than merchant gas plants

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): The expected financial return on new renewable projects in ISO New England exceeds that of merchant natural gas projects, according to recent analysis from S&P Global Market Intelligence. New merchant natural gas projects in ISO-NE are affected by the ISO-NE Forward Capacity Auction. In February, the auction, known as FCA […]

March 9, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA report: Advances in electricity storage suggest rapid disruption of U.S. electricity sector
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IEEFA report: Advances in electricity storage suggest rapid disruption of U.S. electricity sector

Utility-scale batteries give renewables a big lift while undercutting coal and challenging fracked gas

June 14, 2019 (IEEFA) — Momentum is gaining around an industry shift toward utility-scale battery storage systems nationally, finds a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report – Advances in Electricity Storage Suggest Rapid Disruption of U.S. Electricity Sector  –details upstart storage and storage-expansion projects in Arizona, […]