The top story from this weekend is that the Earth has deviated from its orbit and is now flying directly into the sun, as you might have figured based on the weather from the past few days. Haha, not really! It’s just global warming.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our round table last week. Special thanks to Alana Lemarchand for leading our discussion on the locational value of DERs. As requested, I’m providing a link to the Nexant report on the topic: http://www.nexant.com/resources/addressing-locational-valuation-challenge-distributed-energy-resources
On to the news!
- Massachusetts is considering legislation that would require utilities to facilitate the integration of non-wires alternatives before considering traditional grid upgrades, including the use of TOU rates and locational based incentives for DERs: http://www.utilitydive.com/news/massachusetts-bill-would-compel-utilities-to-consider-non-wires-alternative/444966/
- A new report discusses the risk of oversupply of solar, as new solar generation capacity is coming online at the same time legacy baseload resources are being retired: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/building-the-solar-protection-factor-into-a-green-powered-grid
- California lawmakers are looking into raising the state’s renewables target (again), this time eyeing a 60% target by 2030 (the state just passed a bill in 2015 targeting 50% by 2030) and setting a non-mandatory 100% goal by 2045: http://www.utilitydive.com/news/will-californias-100-renewables-goal-survive-the-political-process/444706/