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COVID-19 Makes for an Interesting Summer Peak Season
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It’s peak season for the U.S. power industry. While actual dates may vary from one utility to another, generally the summer peak period spans from Memorial Day (May 25 this…


NYISO: Power Consumption Down as Much as 18%

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) on April 16 said weekday morning reductions in power consumption have averaged as much as 18% below typical levels, with the most dramatic…


NERC Moves to Defer Reliability Standards, Provide COVID-19 Flexibility

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to delay the implementation of seven reliability standards that relate to cybersecurity, training, disturbance monitoring…


PJM Ramps Up Preparations as COVID-19 Hotspots Emerge in Its Footprint

PJM Interconnection, the nation’s largest regional transmission organization (RTO), is intensifying its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, preparing campuses for worker sequestration and closely coordinating with generators and transmission owners…


Energy Storage—Operational Versatility Causes a Regulatory Identity Crisis

The next decade could belong to energy storage. Project development costs are dropping. Enhanced state and corporate focus on climate-related issues is producing more opportunities for renewable generation and for…