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Nevelyn Black is an independent writer with a background in broadcast and a keen interest in renewable energy.  In the last few years, she transitioned from celebrity interviews and film shoots...

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Currently, state and utility carbon and renewable goals exceed capacity. This creates a daunting task for grid operators nationwide.  The responsibility of each regional transmission operator (RTO) is unique in terms of geography, energy resources, market structures and state regulations.  With a recent boom in renewables, how will RTO’s meet transmission capacity to accommodate growth?   Are transmission expansion projects a long way off? Will a lack of transmission slow the rise of renewables?

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Richard Brooks on Dec 15, 2021

Great questions. Not much progress happening in New England over the past 3 years; everyone seems content with a "lets study it" approach to climate change, resource adequacy, the energy transition and decarbonization:

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Richard Brooks on Dec 16, 2021

Looks like Texas is the canary in the coal mine on this matter. Take a look at CEBA's comment filing to the TXPUC. Here's an excerpt for what you can expect:

"CEBA recognizes that these proposals, or any other proposals that establish a new regulatory mechanism to ensure a specified level of resource adequacy, will necessarily increase costs to customers. To the extent those proposals lead to a commensurate increase in system reliability, that increase could have significant value to customers and to the economy of Texas. It is critical for the Commission to consider both those costs and benefits in a robust process that includes opportunity for stakeholder input into the assumptions and structure of such an analysis, as well as an opportunity for stakeholder review and feedback."


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