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New Transmission Required for More Wind and Solar

Jude Clemente March 31, 2017 02:33 PM

Perhaps the biggest obstacle to our national goal of deploying more wind and solar energy is their incapacity to be physically transported to a power plant like coal or natural gas. Because of this, the generating facility must be...

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Two attempted Capacity Reforms in MISO come to naught

Trevor Sutherland March 16, 2017 08:20 PM

In the past weeks, two different efforts to change MISO’s capacity system have concluded. One, an in-the-weeds discussion on how transmission affects capacity pricing, ended with a...

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Drill Baby, Drill - How the Permian Basin is Leading the E&P Resurgence in the United States

Beau Walker March 9, 2017 02:42 PM

The natural gas and crude oil exploration and production (E&P) sector took a hit in 2016. A downturn in both gas and crude pricing, where both traded at prices not seen in more than...

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New York Releases Plan for Distributed Resources

Trevor Sutherland February 27, 2017 03:35 PM

In late January, the New York Independent Service Operator (NYISO) released its updated Distributed Energy Roadmap. This document aims to address many of the concerns around...

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The U.S. Natural Gas Profile: A Guide for Domestic Consumers

Jude Clemente February 21, 2017 08:53 PM

All natural gas consumers should understand the dynamic U.S. gas demand structure as the competition for gas is becoming increasingly fierce. Given low prices and broadening environmental goals, natural gas is easily...

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