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4 days ago.
by Bigfoot
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CLEAN... ENERGY

Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would not cause major environmental damage, officials said today. Wind projects off the coasts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and New Jersey are being studied. The Mid-Atlantic lease proposal follows the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts that was given the go-ahead in 2010 after 9 years of federal review."No developer should have to wait nine or 10 years," for approval, Salazar said. The response from the developers was "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

 
 

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thegreek

Asknot DO YOU BELIEVE ME now??? THis is just the beginning of Wash DC involvement in this debacle. Especially after the head of FERC got on them about the California sniper attack on the substation. We were close to brownouts and 89 percent of the units scheduled to be shut down were running. There was NOT enough gas supply to run them all. The full article is here w w w. ee news**** /s tories / 1059994225

Posted 68 days ago.

thegreek

The second, seeking to waive the cap through March 31, has proved more difficult. As of press time, more than 60 comments -- and climbing -- had been filed, but FERC hadn't weighed in. One FERC commissioner confirmed that an order is pending. For some, the bid cap does not reflect the electricity market's existing challenges. In New England, notably, rules already exist to ensure that power generators are made whole if prices go past that bid cap. "What we learned in January is that we're dealing with a different grid than the one that was put in 20 years ago," Glen Thomas, president of PJM Power Providers Group, said of the cap, established more than 15 years ago. "It doesn't recognize the realities of today's market." Some suppliers of retail energy agree. The Retail Energy Supply Association urged FERC commissioners in comments filed Tuesday to allow power generators to reflect costs above the $1,000 cap in bids setting the market price if the deep freeze that h

Posted 68 days ago.

thegreek

protecting power generators in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic from substantial financial losses. On Jan. 22, spot prices for natural gas in the Mid-Atlantic surged almost 340 percent to $45 per million British thermal units, and gas prices in New York City rose more than 780 percent. As a result of the high fuel costs, the price of electricity in the region shot up to $857 per MWh. The grid operator took fast action to keep plants operating as the fuel price rose. PJM allowed electricity providers to bust through the high $1,000-per-MWh cap and asked for FERC's permission to help reimburse the high costs of generating electricity in a supply-constrained market. Power plant operators were obligated to serve their customers in January, even as gas prices in the Northeast set new records. That request was one of two PJM submitted to FERC on Jan. 23. But only the first, a request that merchant generators be compensated for costs incurred over the $1,000 bid cap, has been granted. The secon

Posted 68 days ago.

thegreek

Calls mount for FERC to fix PJM market Hannah Northey and Rod Kuckro, E&E reporters EnergyWire: Friday, February 7, 2014 Calls are growing for federal regulators to quickly address record-setting costs that electricity generators are incurring as a result of spiking natural gas prices during this winter's deep freeze across the eastern United States. So far, there's no shortage of potential solutions, as the threat of more cold weather in the coming days and weeks could sharpen the pain for operators in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic's sprawling power market. At issue is an unprecedented request by the region's grid operator, PJM Interconnection, for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by Monday to temporarily let its generators exceed a long-standing $1,000-per-megawatt-hour price limit for electricity sold into the market. PJM has said such a waiver through March 31 is critical to prot

Posted 68 days ago.

thegreek

Yeah Beright. That happened the same day of the Boston bombing. It has them worried that it was practice for a bigger event so they kinda kept it quiet. It took what 28 days to get the substation repaired. Luckily they were able to rerouted power so no one lost power, from what I read.

Posted 71 days ago.

BeRight

Details have been released on a previously unpublicized 2013 assault by snipers on PG&E's Metcalf transmission substation.

The incident was kept under wraps, but since Jon Wellinghoff stepped down as FERC Chairman in November, he is raising awareness on the attack.

More than 100 bullets were fired into the substation within 20 minutes, knocking out 17 of the 20 transformers.

Although PG&E was able to avoid loss of service, utility workers spent 27 days repairing the damage.

The FBI, which is leading the investigation, considers the incident vandalism. Wellinghoff, now energy law attorney, said he believed the incident was domestic terror and was concerned that the attack was a test for an even larger attack.

The sniper(s) were not only outside the substations fence but outside the cameras view, Wellinghoff said.

YIKES!!!

Posted 71 days ago.

Tiredofit

Looks like the XL keystone pipeline may be coming soon.

Posted 81 days ago.

Tiredofit

Of all those you mentioned, two natural gas and nuclear are viable however, Gas is a fossil fuel and Nuclear is deadly according to some on the left.

Posted 85 days ago.

Tiredofit

Ask, I bet there is a large percentage that want to develop FAIRY DUST TOO. The reality is that those pie in the sky technologies are not ready yet and most likely wont be in our lifetime. I am fine with developing new forms of energy but when you try to raise the price of one to make the other more attractive, I as a free marketer protest.

Posted 85 days ago.

BeRight

Tritium was discovered in groundwater outside of the Perry nuclear power plant in Ohio.

Workers with plant operator FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) identified a leak on a feed water Venturi. Samples were taken and there was a positive result for tritium in the under drain system in the Auxiliary Building.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency limit for groundwater is 20,000 pCi/l. The samples showed 46,000 pCi/l.

Posted 89 days ago.

thegreek

The DOE said it is backing the project to “demonstrate the commercial feasibility of an advanced coal-based technology that may serve as a cost-effective approach to implementing carbon capture at new and existing power plants.”

The 56 month long trial period is slated to stsrt in 2017.

Posted 89 days ago.

thegreek

It is expected to combust a blended mixture of 60% Illinois No. 6 bituminous coal and 40% Powder River Basin sub-bituminous coal.

Posted 89 days ago.

thegreek

FutureGen 2.0, the government-backed but long-stalled carbon capture and storage (CCS) project proposed for Meredosia, Ill., will get about $1 billion in cost-shared federal funding, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Jan. 22. A Record of Decision (ROD) published in the Federal Register marks the DOE’s decision to provide $1 billion of financial assistance to the FutureGen Industrial Alliance, a coalition of coal producers, users, and equipment suppliers. The majority of that funding was appropriated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the ROD notes. The remainder is expected to come from cooperative agreements with the alliance. FutureGen 2.0's estimated total project cost is $1.68 billion. The alliance plans to acquire and upgrade one unit of Ameren Energy Resources’ Meredosia Energy Center, near Meredosia, Ill. The repowered 168-MWe unit will include oxycombustion and carbon capture technologies designed to capture at least 90% of its carbon dioxide e

Posted 89 days ago.

moderation

lts-yes

Posted 92 days ago.

luvthesouth

btw i have a few bus tokens from the old Duke Power company in my collection of baubles.

Posted 93 days ago.

luvthesouth

thegreek, according to wikipedia they were founded in wisconsin in 1890 bit are now headquartered out of irving, texas. are are a major worldwide construction company. duke energy is headquartered in charlotte, n.c. and they are the largest energy company in the united states.

Posted 93 days ago.

thegreek

I thought Flour-Daniels was a subsidary of Duke Energy.

Posted 93 days ago.

luvthesouth

moderation...are they the same or used to be Fluor-Daniels? i have seen them at Procter & Gamble plants.

Posted 93 days ago.

moderation

greek- my mistake. Fluor constructors were the general contractors for both projects.

Posted 94 days ago.

scrappile

Looks like Freedom enterprise s, will be skating free of responsibility from the spill, is this what some mean by deregualtion. Ironically, Billy was boasting about a bill passed to limit the EPA, the same day as the Elk river leak and the Kraton Fishkill leak.The derp quotient is strong in the local federal reps.

Posted 94 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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