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5 days ago.
by Ohwiseone
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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

Ya see - Dirty soon to be retired coal plants were running. Many gas units couldnt get gas because of winter heating and the pipe capacity was full. What we gonna do when they shuttem down??

Posted 252 days ago.

thegreek

FERC Commissioner Philip Moeller said “early numbers” suggest that 9,000 MW of capacity in PJM was unable to get sufficient gas during the cold snap. That is somewhat surprising because other regions of the country, namely New England, are thought to be more exposed to reliability problems due to a growing dependence on gas for both power generation and heating. FERC staff said New England was spared problems during the cold snap because temperatures there were actually “well below their all time winter peak,” requiring no emergency procedures.

Posted 252 days ago.

thegreek

The new dependence of US electrical generation on natural gas has raised new threats to both electrical and natural gas systems as each system becomes more dependent on the other. The problem is especially dangerous at winter electrical peak, because natural gas is also used for direct home and business heating. Demand for both gas and electricity is at its highest for both power sources at the same time in extremely cold weather. Shortages of gas cause shortages of electricity. We saw this clearly last winter in New England.

Posted 252 days ago.

thegreek

And another report from calhounpowerline dot com. - - - Highly Centralized Eastern Interconnect Showing More Signs of Brittleness in Cold January 22, 2014 tags: FERC Issues, WV Blackout.The Eastern Interconnect, the inter-connected grid system that ties together all of the US and Canada east of the Rockies, except for most of Texas, is showing all the danger signs of hyper-centralization and dependence on high voltage transmission. Back in early January, the first big cold snap caused PJM Interconnection to set a new winter peak load record and resulted in appeals to customers to reduce their electrical use. Now we have this account of the multiple stresses that this winter’s cold weather is putting on our brittle electric grid.

Posted 252 days ago.

thegreek

That is why I included the site where I got it. The full article is here w w w. ee news dot com /s tories / 1059994225

Posted 252 days ago.

luvthesouth

asknot...you are up early enough after your wrestling match with fred about the new school. something he said made my ears perk up and that was what he said about his time. i do hope all is well with him.

Posted 252 days ago.

thegreek

You just mad cause I am right and you made a big effort to discredit me and my info. SO. The post only lets a person copy on 1000 charachters at a time. If you have a 3000 charachter report, then one must do it multiple times. Why dont you have any comments about the CONTENT of what I posted instead of denying and deflecting the truth of what I told you. You acannot admit that YOU are NOT the expert in this case, as I previously said. You cannot prove your point so attack comething like copying.

Posted 252 days ago.

thegreek

"A decision that customers should pay billions for capacity and pay unlimited energy prices whenever energy prices explode

Posted 253 days ago.

thegreek

The Maryland Public Service Commission said PJM has acknowledged that 6,800 megawatts of generation -- mainly gas combustion turbines -- would experience costs above the price cap, but the waiver would allow costs to rise for the entire region. "Granting PJM's request potentially would impose hundreds of millions of dollars of payments upon end users to maintain needed electric service under extreme cold conditions, despite the fact that as much as 95 percent of that money would not be paid to permit recovery of actual generator service costs, but rather to support economic principles espoused by PJM and its generators," the commission said. NextEra Energy Power Marketing LLC, told FERC that PJM's "on the fly" request threatens to erode a fundamental part of the region's market -- without the input of critical stakeholders. NextEra, notably, is a member of RESA. "A decision that customers should pay billions for capacity and pay unlimited energy prices wheneve

Posted 253 days ago.

thegreek

One nice thing about it was it happened the first month of Ohio's deregulated electricity market and it bankrupted all of those shady players that were trying to undercut big utilities prices to steal away customers and business and then RAISE the prices after consumers were hooked !!!

Posted 253 days ago.

thegreek

89 perceny of the scheduled to be retired COAL units were running. The gas units couldn't get enough gas to even start up due to heating using it all. Quite a conundrum. But the air will be clean !!!

Posted 253 days ago.

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 253 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 253 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 253 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 253 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 256 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 256 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 274 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 274 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 274 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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