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FERC rule would boost energy storage, DER

RTOs must remove barriers to entry WASHINGTON, DC — “In a big boost to the energy storage industry, FERC on Thursday proposed a sweeping order aimed at knocking down market barriers to storage and distributed energy resources. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would require RTOs to allow aggregated distributed energy […]

Northeast Ohio consumers to get more clean energy under new aggregation deal
Energy / FirstEnergy

Northeast Ohio consumers to get more clean energy under new aggregation deal

CLEVELAND — “A new deal for roughly half a million ratepayers in Northeast Ohio will provide more clean energy in the wake of FirstEnergy’s decision to back out of a community aggregation agreement. Starting in January, the new arrangement between the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council and NextEra Ohio Services calls […]

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Energy storage shaping up as tipping point for utilities

Annual Energy Storage Power Capacity Additions by Segment, All Technologies, North America: 2016-2025 WASHINGTON, DC — “Storage has long been relegated a trend to watch in the next 10 years – but not a trend of today. Until recently, it was considered too immature (in terms of technology) and too […]

DP&L considering closing two power plants
Coal / Dayton Power & Light

DP&L considering closing two power plants

DAYTON — “Dayton Power & Light Inc. is considering closing two coal-fired power-generating stations near the Ohio River, company officials said. ‘As part of DP&L’s electric security plan (ESP) filing at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the company is involved in ongoing discussions to find sustainable solutions to market-driven […]

Deregulation shaved $15 billion from Ohio electric bills, lawmakers to meet Friday to re-regulate
AEP / Energy / FirstEnergy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Deregulation shaved $15 billion from Ohio electric bills, lawmakers to meet Friday to re-regulate

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Consumers, businesses and industries saved $15 billion on electricity between 2011 and last year and are on course to save the same amount by 2020, the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, or NOPEC, said today. The claim is based on joint research and statistical analysis completed for […]

DP&L pushes law that would let state raise rates
Energy / Utilities

DP&L pushes law that would let state raise rates

DAYTON — “Dayton Power and Light is lobbying state legislators to amend existing law that would allow the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to raise electric rates if a utility’s financial integrity is at stake. If passed, the PUCO could raise or modify rates ‘if the (PUCO) finds that the […]

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PJM market monitor pushes capacity market changes to enhance efficiency

WASHINGTON, DC — “PJM has many constituents, and it is not easy to keep them all happy. A group of electric cooperatives and municipal power providers, for instance, is pushing for a wide ranging reassessment of PJM’s capacity market. They are concerned that PJM’s capacity market gives short shrift to […]

Cuyahoga Council expected to approve wind and solar energy power agreement
Energy

Cuyahoga Council expected to approve wind and solar energy power agreement

CLEVELAND — “The Cuyahoga County Council is expected Tuesday to approved a 10-year, power-purchase agreement with Cleveland Public Power that includes buying locally generated wind and solar power. The clean energy would come from a yet-to-be-constructed wind farm in Lake Erie and a solar farm to be built on a […]

Timber Road II wind project in western Ohio. 
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Against the wind: Ohio lawmaker pushes for stricter rules on wind development

COLUMBUS — “An Ohio lawmaker who played a key role in tripling property line setbacks for wind turbines wants regulators to adopt strict rules when implementing the setbacks and other provisions for new commercial wind farms, which industry experts say are already effectively banned in the state. ‘If wind farms cannot […]

FirstEnergy’s Davis-Besse nuclear power plant near Toledo is one of the plants included in the company's power purchase agreement proposal, which is scheduled to be heard next week as part of a broader plan.
Energy / FirstEnergy

Nuclear industry looks to reshape image

It can help meet carbon reduction goals but can’t compete on cost TOLEDO — “Crippled by a historic, game-changing fracking revolution that has imploded energy markets across the world, the U.S. nuclear industry is trying harder than ever to market itself as an irreplaceable ally in the war against climate […]