Entries in energy efficiency (15)

Monday
Dec172012

ISO-NE develops first multistate, long-term energy-efficiency forecast

Earlier this year, ISO New England’s system planners completed the first multistate, long-term energy-efficiency (EE) forecast in the nation. The EE forecast falls under the ISO’s long-range planning responsibilities, which include the annual production of a 10-year load forecast.

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Wednesday
Oct032012

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative surpasses $1 billion in proceeds

On September 5, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) held its 17th auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances. Generators in the nine RGGI states bought a total of 24.5 million allowances in the auction, one for each ton of CO2 emitted in the compliance period. Bids for the CO2 allowances ranged from $1.93 to $6.51 per allowance, with a clearing price of $1.93, the minimum reserve price for the auction. With states generally holding excess allowances, sales of allowances in auction 17 represented only 65 percent of the 37.9 million allowances offered for sale. Proceeds from the auction amounted to $47.4 million, which the states typically spend on energy efficiency, clean and renewable energy, direct bill assistance, and other consumer benefit programs.

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Friday
Feb032012

ISO-NE creates energy-efficiency forecast methodology, launches EE forecast working group

ISO New England has created a methodology to generate a long-term energy-efficiency (EE) forecast of the region’s state-sponsored EE programs. The goal is to equip transmission planners with longer-term information about the impacts of growing investment in EE.

Data collection for the initial EE forecast is underway. The ISO has developed a tool to gather information on specific EE programs administered by utility program administrators, especially the production cost of these programs (the cost per megawatt-hour savings). On January 9, 2012, the ISO hosted a webinar for utility program administrators to explain the EE data gathering tool.

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