Los Angeles Moves A Step Closer to Approving Huge Solar with Battery Storage Installation

LCG, September 12, 2019--The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a plan on September 10 to install a 300-MW/1,200-MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) located at 8minute Solar Energy's (8mSE) Eland Solar and Storage Center.

Read more

FERC Accepts LNG Permit Application from Commonwealth

LCG, September 4, 2019--Commonwealth Projects, LLC yesterday announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has formally accepted Commonwealth LNG, LLC's filing application to construct one liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico near Cameron, Louisiana. The company stated that it is on schedule to commence operations in the first quarter of 2024.

Read more

Industry News

ISO New England Submits Generator Incentive Proposal

LCG, Mar. 2, 2004--The Independent System Operator New England (ISO NE) has developed a proposal for review by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) concerning payments to generators to provide them incentives to operate in areas around Boston and Connecticut that are vulnerable to congestion.

The grid operator would like its proposal to be implemented June 1, although FERC may request changes to the plan. The general idea of the incentive system has received the agency's support previously. The chief executive of the ISO, Gordon van Welie, has said that the plan relies in part on market-based payments to generators, instead of negotiated payments entirely. Some plants are operating but losing money, under "reliability must run" orders issued by the ISO.

The attorney general of Massachusetts, Thomas F. Reilly, has expressed skepticism that the amount of incentives are justified. Utility NStar Electric's spokesman Michael Durand was quoted in the Boston Globe as saying the plan, which NStar estimates could lead to a 7 per cent increase rate hike for its customers, "would cost our customers too much money."

According to van Welie, the plan tries to address the problems of siting and past investment decisions that have left some regions with more power than they require, while others are vulnerable to problems of insufficient transmission and higher prices.
Copyright © 2019 LCG Consulting. All rights reserved. Terms and Copyright
Generator X
Generation and Transmission Planning and Optimization
The Locational Marginal Price Model (LMP) Network Power Model
Day Ahead and Real Time Market Simulation
Day-ahead and real-time portfolio revenue optimization
The Gas Procurement and Competitive Analysis System
Database of Plants, Loads, Assets, Transmission...
Annual summary of prices, congestion and important events in ERCOT
CAISO CRR Auctions
Monthly Price and Congestion Forecasting Service