Entries in solar (21)

Thursday
Dec202018

Regional air emissions 2017: long-term reduction trends continue 

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

Regional emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and carbon dioxide (CO2) declined in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to preliminary data compiled for the draft 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
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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Thursday
May032018

A regional first: New Englanders used less grid electricity midday than while they were sleeping on April 21

Solar power also pushes past 2,300 megawatts (MW) for first time

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, the right combination of sunshine and mild weather led to light consumer demand on the high-voltage electric power system, coupled with record-high output from the more than 130,000 solar power installations in the region. The result was that midday grid demand dipped below overnight demand for the first time ever in New England.

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Thursday
Apr192018

Earth Day 2018: Setting regional solar and wind power records in New England

This Earth Day (Sunday, April 22)—or any day—you can learn about the role that renewables and other clean-energy resources are playing in the region by visiting ISO New England’s Key Grid and Market Stats and Grid in Transition webpages. Following are some snapshots of where the region stands, with links to learn more.

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