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Recent U.S. Utilities Bankruptcies Raise Important Questions About Safe Harbor for Forward Contracts
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COMMENTARY Are power purchase and similar agreements excluded from the automatic stay under the safe harbor for forward contracts? Both the FirstEnergy Solutions and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) bankruptcies have…


Energy Storage as a Service: Why Renting Can Be Better Than Buying
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The burgeoning as-a-service model, offering greater user flexibility and attractive economics, is now a viable option for energy storage. As with transportation, office equipment, and other capital-intensive assets, large-scale energy…


Simplify Outage Planning to Increase Collaboration

Many elaborate planning tools are available to help managers prepare for power plant outages. However, there is something to be said for keeping things simple. One modest tool that some…


Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Energy Storage, Offshore Wind Mandates

Massachusetts’ lawmakers approved an omnibus energy bill that sets down an energy storage mandate and requires utilities to solicit contracts for 1.6 GW of offshore wind. The bill also outlines…