Submitted by Paul Dumais on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 18:15
FERC recently investigated the immediate need reliability exceptions to competitive processes in the OATT of ISO-NE, SPP and PJM. FERC found that ISO-NE and SPP are compliant with their OATTs and that there is no reason to change the immediate need exception. Though finding no need to change the immediate need exception for PJM, FERC found that PJM has not been operating consistent with the OATT criteria for the immediate need exception. FERC found that:
Submitted by Henry Craver on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 17:43
Although the stuff has been around since the 1960’s, TRISO fuel, or nuclear power balls as its sometimes called, has been all the rage in generation news this week. Daniel Oberhaus succinctly summarized the technology in a recent WIRED article: "Triso— short for “tristructural isotropic”—fuel is made from a mixture of low enriched uranium and oxygen, and it is surrounded by three alternating layers of graphite and a ceramic called silicon carbide.