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Competitive Markets and Environmental Goals—Yes, They Can Coexist
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While the nation is rightfully consumed with responding to the COVID-19 crisis, other battles are being fought that also will have decades-long consequences. One of those involves states seeking to…


Gas-Heavy ISO-New England Braces for Steep Influx of Wind, Solar, Storage

While it is currently highly dependent on natural gas generation today, about 95% of ISO-New England’s (ISO-NE’s) interconnection request queue—a proposed total capacity of 20.9 GW—comprises wind, solar, and battery…


The Significance of FERC’s Recent PJM MOPR Order Explained

A divided Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a long-awaited order on Dec. 19 in which it directed PJM Interconnection to dramatically expand its Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) to…


More Losses for FirstEnergy; FES Seeks Policy Support Amid Bankruptcy

Despite significant milestones to become a fully regulated utility, FirstEnergy Corp. on October 25 reported third-quarter losses of $512 million on revenue of $3.1 billion. The results largely reflect charges…


NRG Renews Emphasis on Retail with PPA-Free Renewables Service

NRG Energy, which recently shed a substantial portion of its competitive generation portfolio and has shifted efforts to stimulate growth of its retail business, unveiled a simplified renewables procurement process…