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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the United States federal agency with jurisdiction over interstate electricity sales, wholesale electric rates, hydroelectric licensing, natural gas pricing, and oil pipeline rates. FERC also reviews and authorizes liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, interstate natural gas pipelines, and non-federal hydropower projects.

Almost 200,000 People Are Getting Out of The Way

Almost 200,000 People Are Getting Out of The Way

Now that California is finally experiencing greater-than-normal rainfall after a prolonged drought, the state is also getting some uncomfortable reminders of the problems heavy rainfall can bring.

These two videos, for example, show a portion of Highway 35 in Los Gatos, in the northern part of the state, that completely washed

Demand Response Promises More Competition and Reliability

WASHINGTON (July 19, 2016) – Demand response (DR) – a system under which customers are able to reduce their electricity usage in exchange for compensation – promises a more competitive, more reliable and more environmentally friendly electric grid, according to a new policy short by R Street Electricity Policy Manager

Energy Storage Inertia

Energy Storage Inertia

To study inertia in the early 1500s, Galileo Galilei rolled spheres across inclined boards. On downward-sloping planes, he observed a gain in speed as the force of gravity took affect. On upward slopes, the same force decreased the ball’s speed. Galileo determined that a ball moving horizontally without the influence

FERC Seeks Input From ISOs on Possible Market Barriers to Energy Storage

FERC Seeks Input From ISOs on Possible Market Barriers to Energy Storage

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has given operators of wholesale power markets until May 2 to document any possible barriers to energy storage’s participation in capacity, energy and ancillary services markets.

FERC’s assessment will include the impact that distributed solar + storage could have a wholesale markets.

FERC has given energy

FERC to Assess Distributed Solar-Plus-Storage Impact on Wholesale Markets

FERC to Assess Distributed Solar-Plus-Storage Impact on Wholesale Markets

The impact of distributed solar-plus-storage, including aggregated systems, will be included in an assessment of electricity storage’s participation in wholesale electricity markets by the US’ national regulator, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Announced last week, FERC has given US regional transmission operators (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs) such as

Demand Response Is Now Big Business – Part 1

Demand Response Is Now Big Business – Part 1

While demand response programs can be traced back to the 1970s, the evolution of IT and data management technology has allowed utilities and independent system operators to greatly expand demand response programs in the last 10 years.

This expansion has allowed the parties, including companies offering demand resource products, to create

Mats, Concrete, Blocks, and Rocks: The Lowdown on Riprap – Part 3

Mats, Concrete, Blocks, and Rocks:
The Lowdown on Riprap – Part 3

Idaho’s Rural Use of Riprap
In rural areas, including parts of Idaho, rock materials are readily available from quarries, farms, and construction sites. In the changing landscape of the rural and urban interface, used concrete continually is being torn out and recycled in landscapes. Rock is used, often with willow and

Demand Response Is Now Big Business

Demand Response Is Now Big Business

This expansion has allowed the parties, including companies offering demand resource products, to create protocols that allow machine-to-machine communication and automate the operation of demand response programs, beginning with the application process as well as the business process downstream. In an interview prepared for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

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