Entries in solar (23)

Monday
May132019

Regional air emissions 2017: long-term reduction trends continue 

Since 2001, SO2 down 98%, NOx down 74%, CO2 down 34%

Note: This article was updated following the publication of the final 2017 ISO New England Electric Generator Air Emissions Report.

Regional emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and carbon dioxide (CO2) declined in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to data compiled for the 2017 ISO New England Electric Generator Air Emissions Report. The lower emissions were due largely to a decline in electricity generation by power plants that use fossil fuels. The year-over-year declines continued long-term reductions in the emissions produced by New England power plants.

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Thursday
May022019

2019 forecast of capacity, energy, loads, and transmission is published by ISO-NE

Energy usage and peak demand will decline slightly over the next 10 years

On May 1, 2019, the ISO published the 2019-2028 Forecast Report of Capacity, Energy, Loads, and Transmission (CELT). The report is a primary source for assumptions used in ISO system planning and reliability studies. It provides a snapshot of the New England power system, including:

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Monday
Apr222019

Earth Day 2019: A capacity market first

Every year, ISO New England fields requests from new resources seeking to enter the Forward Capacity Market. And every year, ISO analysts research those resources to ensure they’ll be able to provide the region with the capacity they’re promising three years in the future. But what happens when a resource is actually 5,000 individual power systems spread out across four New England states?

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Thursday
Dec132018

Distributed Generation Forecast Working Group requests survey data for 2019 forecast

ISO New England is calling for solar photovoltaic (PV) interconnection survey data from distribution owners for its 2019 distributed generation forecast, as announced at the December 10, 2018, meeting of the Distributed Generation Forecast Working Group (DGFWG). Survey data for all of 2018 must be sent to ddfwgsurvey@iso-ne.com by January 22, 2019. Here are other key milestones for the 2019 DG forecast:

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Monday
Dec102018

A different kind of holiday: Thanksgiving grid demand peaks in the afternoon

For the first time since at least 2000, and possibly ever, Thanksgiving didn’t see its usual morning peak for grid demand this year. The change wasn’t caused by New Englanders suddenly deciding to change their cooking habits, but rather the further influence of solar power in the region.

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Tuesday
May082018

2018 forecast of capacity, energy, loads, and transmission is published by ISO-NE

Energy usage and peak demand will decline slightly over the next 10 years

On April 30, 2018, ISO New England published the 2018-2027 Forecast Report of Capacity, Energy, Loads, and Transmission (CELT). The report is a primary source for assumptions used in ISO system planning and reliability studies. It provides a snapshot of the New England power system, including:

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