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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.

The Power Industry’s Patchwork Quilt

The Power Industry’s Patchwork Quilt

My great-grandmother was a quilter. She pieced together colorful fabric scraps to create mosaic patterns on each blanket. I remember her dismay one day after tacking a design together when she discovered an additional set of pieces that needed to be included. After a moment of reevaluation, she cut the

The Making of a Marketplace

The Making of a Marketplace

Recently I attended the US Energy Storage Summit sponsored by Greentech Media. During the insightful, two-day conference, I found myself listening in as attendees discussed their strategies for keeping up with the quickly evolving technology, swapping web resources and project case studies in the same way athletes share training methods. “It’s like

Grid Scale Battery Energy Storage: Building a Business Case

Batteries are rapidly becoming the dominant form of energy storage both at the grid and end-user levels, with utilities, project developers and wholesale markets playing an important role in battery technology’s further growth. There are a host of applications for battery storage to include: supplying electricity; supplying ancillary grid services

iPhones and Electrons: Apple Grows Energy

iPhones and Electrons: Apple Grows Energy

We live in an era of increasing electron consciousness. It seems that this energy awareness has influenced corporate culture in that a growing number of large companies are now sourcing more of their electricity from renewable resources—and many are producing their own.

In fact, the generating capacity of corporate clean energy

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

Financing the Fundamental

Financing the Fundamental

Infrastructure matters to each of us. Its underlying support is vital to our economy, our quality of life, our safety, and our communities. From roads and bridges, to rails, ports, pipes, the power grid, and broadband, America’s infrastructure is the foundation for every aspect of our daily lives. And that

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

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