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December 4, 2013

Power struggle: Green energy versus a grid that’s not ready

By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times  •    •  Posted 2013-12-04 07:09:31

Green energy is the least predictable kind. Nobody can say for certain when the wind will blow or the sun will shine. A field of solar panels might be cranking out huge amounts of energy one minute and a tiny amount the next if a thick cloud arrives. In many cases, renewable resources exist where transmission lines don’t. “The grid was not built for renewables,” said Trieu Mai, senior analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. [ read more … ]

Court vacates FERC order in dispute over transmission line use

Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-12-04 07:09:56

A federal court ruled today that the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission failed to adequately consider all evidence before granting a grid operator access to a competitor’s transmission lines. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said FERC’s decision to allow Entergy Corp.’s Arkansas arm to use Southwest Power Pool Inc.’s transmission lines in order to join the Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s network was arbitrary and capricious. [ read more … ]

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