Getting Comfortable with DER Level Merchant Risk: Part 1
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Getting Comfortable with DER Level Merchant Risk: Part 1

“Getting Comfortable with DER Level Merchant Risk” is the title of both 1) a Panel Session and 2) a Poster to be presented at RE+ 2022 September 19-22, 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center in ...
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MA Energy and Climate Bills shake things up for Clean Peak Standard Market
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MA Energy and Climate Bills shake things up for Clean Peak Standard Market

In this blog, we focus on the Massachusetts energy omnibus bill and its effects on the Massachusetts Clean Peak Energy Standard (CPS) ...
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NYSERDA’s Proposed Modification of Index REC Price Formula due to Capacity Accreditation Reforms
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NYSERDA’s Proposed Modification of Index REC Price Formula due to Capacity Accreditation Reforms

This blog post focuses on the RFI related to the proposed changes to the Index REC/OREC pricing structure that are designed to accommodate the upcoming NYISO capacity accreditation rule changes ...
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5 Key Takeaways from New York’s 2022 RES Solicitation RFI
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5 Key Takeaways from New York’s 2022 RES Solicitation RFI

Since its first solicitation in 2017 (RESRFP 17-1), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has continued to evolve its annual RES solicitations for RECs from Tier 1 large-scale renewables (LSR) to ...
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Barriers, Tariffs, and Gaps
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Barriers, Tariffs, and Gaps

On June 10, 2022, in Docket 21-08-05, the annual Electric Storage Program review proceeding, the Connecticut Green Bank (CGB) submitted its Report on barriers, opportunities, and benefit cost analysis (BCA) for Connecticut located front-of-the-meter (FTM) ...
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Capacity Accreditation, Part 2: Relevance of Capacity Revenues and Updates from the Northeast
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Capacity Accreditation, Part 2: Relevance of Capacity Revenues and Updates from the Northeast

In our first blog in our capacity accreditation blog series (see Capacity Accreditation Part 1), we provided an overview of common capacity accreditation methodologies with an emphasis on effective load carrying capacity (ELCC) including a discussion ...
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Where Did the Sun Go? A Quick Look at Solar Panel Degradation in Massachusetts
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Where Did the Sun Go? A Quick Look at Solar Panel Degradation in Massachusetts

It is an unfortunate inevitability that the production from solar projects degrades with time. This does, however, provide a most fortunate opportunity to write another blog ...
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New York Approves $1.47 Billion of New Incentives for 3,393 MW of New Distributed Solar Projects
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New York Approves $1.47 Billion of New Incentives for 3,393 MW of New Distributed Solar Projects

On April 14, 2022, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an Order approving the Distributed Solar Roadmap: Policy Options for Continued Growth in Distributed Solar submitted by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) ...
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Capacity Accreditation: An Introduction
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Capacity Accreditation: An Introduction

As states in the northeastern United States aim to decarbonize their electrical grids in the coming decades, grid operators are faced with the challenge of efficiently integrating variable, renewable resources into the electricity mix ...
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Wave Hello to Interconnection Cost Waivers
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Wave Hello to Interconnection Cost Waivers

On March 11, 2022, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued a Notice of Inquiry in Docket 2022-00071, containing a Report prepared for the PUC by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, LLP ...
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