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Live Updates: Power-Related Regulatory Responses to COVID-19
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Federal regulators with oversight over U.S. power matters have issued a series of actions over recent weeks to respond to the potentially devastating impact that COVID-19, the new coronavirus, could…


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…


ITC Probing Economic Impact of Renewable Goals, Imports to New England
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Responding to a request from a Democrat-led U.S. House committee, the federal International Trade Commission (ITC) is investigating how New England’s increasing renewable targets are economically affecting the region, and…


Cementing Coal Power Phaseout, Germany Sets Out to Shutter 40% of Current Generation Mix

Germany’s federal cabinet on Jan. 29 approved a nationwide phaseout of coal power generation by 2038, paving the way for the country, which has already initiated a nuclear phaseout, to…


FERC Approves New Cybersecurity, Transmission Reliability Standards
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Jan. 23 approved two new reliability standards related to transmission system planning performance and cybersecurity. However, it also proposed to retire 74 reliability…