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Principal, NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC

Peter Kelly-Detwiler has nearly 30 years of experience in the area of electric energy, retail power, and distributed energy assets. Mr. Kelly-Detwiler provides strategic expertise in the areas of...

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  • Oct 21, 2020

The FERC proposes policy statement that it has jurisdiction over markets to incorporate state-determined carbon prices; MHI Vestas promises an offshore turbine well beyond its current 10 MW platform; Port of Rotterdam announces success w/microgrid; and Ohio turbine to convert to burn hydrogen

1) The FERC says it has jurisdiction over market rules to incorporate state-determined carbon prices in wholesale markets. Chairman Chatterjee "Carbon pricing has emerged as an important market-based tool that has wide support from across sectors." Comments due in 30 days.
2) MHI Vestas to upgrade its 10 MW offshore wind platform. They've been getting kicked around by GE and Siemens Gamesa and recently had a contract expire with Vineyard Wind, that was not renewed. Time to go bigger, much bigger.
3) Port of Rotterdam announces microgrid project demonstrated first high-frequency decentralized energy market. Using blockchain participants both reduced electricity costs 11% and increased the amount of renewables by 14% over 1st 2 mos.  
4) Partners New Fortress Energy and GE announce they intend to take a 485 MW gas-fired CCT and use it to burn hydrogen, starting small and ramping to 100% green hydrogen by 2030.


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Bob Meinetz on Oct 21, 2020

Peter, because FERC is in charge of maintaining reliability and regulating commerce on interstate electricity grids, and in 2020 all electricity is bought and sold on interstate electricity grids, they do have jurisdiction.

It will eliminate "state-determined carbon prices", including renewable energy certificates and zero-emission credits, but eliminating these special-interest perks was long overdue anyway.

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Peter Kelly-Detwiler on Oct 28, 2020

Tahnks, Bob.  One would have thought so,  but the FERC has thus far avoided engaging in the issue, which is likely to be far more efficient in lieu of today's patchwork quilt.  Sorry for late response.

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