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February 9, 2018

New York rolls out 'master plan' to develop 2.4 GW of offshore wind

UtilityDIVE – NYSERDA's plan doubles as a comprehensive guide to offshore wind in New York. The agency says it is "a comprehensive roadmap" that takes into account environmental, maritime, economic, and social issues, along with costs and barriers. Its appendices is made up of two dozen studies from a sand and gravel resource analysis to assessments of ports, cables and pipelines. 

FERC Response to DOE's Proposed Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule

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Original Development Brief – Terminates a proposed Department of Energy (DOE) rule to provide additional purchasing agreements and cost recovery to certain power plants, and initiates an assessment of grid reliability and resilience.

Updated last May 21, 2018
for the 03/09/2018 initial comments by ISOs/RTOs reported back to FERC.
February 2, 2018

Energy – SciPol Weekly, January 27 – February 2

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, America's rise to possible energy independence; Chile could become a renewables superpower; and world's largest wind farm starts construction. 

January 30, 2018

Time-of-use rates can manage EV charging, new report says

Utility Dive – Salt River Project already has a significant number of electric vehicles on its system, and the utility is preparing for more. By studying charging habits, the Arizona utility now knows it can use variable-rate plans to shift some EV demand to off-peak hours.