Forward Capacity Auction

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Invenergy Natural Gas Power Plant Postponement Is Good News
by Jerry Elmer

Since an article appeared in the Providence Journal on July 11 saying that the proposed start-up date of the Invenergy plant has been postponed, I have heard from many CLF supporters asking questions about the delay and what it means. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions. What exactly was reported in the…

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ISO Forward Capacity Auction Results (Again) Show Invenergy Plant Not Needed
by Jerry Elmer

The ISO’s Forward Capacity Auction 11, conducted on Monday, February 6, 2017, once again shows that the proposed Invenergy fracked gas and diesel oil power plant is not needed. The Independent System Operator-New England (ISO) is the entity that runs the New England electricity grid. The ISO is regulated under federal law, and is responsible for…

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ISO Auction Shows That Invenergy’s Proposed Plant Is Not Needed
by Jerry Elmer

Readers will recall that the two major arguments used by Invenergy in support of its plan to build a gigantic (900 MW to 1,000 MW) fossil-fuel power plant in Burrillville, Rhode Island, are that the plant is needed for the reliability of the electricity grid and in order to save ratepayers money. Both of these arguments…

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The Invenergy Plant Is Not Needed To Prevent Blackouts
by Jerry Elmer

Update 1/6/15: Our online action alert makes it even easier to contact Rhode Island leaders and tell them to stop the Invenergy plant. Take action now! Invenergy wants to build a $700 million fossil fuel power plant in Burrillville, Rhode Island, that will continue emitting large amounts of carbon pollution for as long as 40…

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Demystifying Electricity Markets
by Jerry Elmer

Conservation Law Foundation and the Boston Green Ribbon Commission have just published a Primer designed to demystify wholesale electricity markets. You can access the full text of the newly published document, Electricity Markets Primer. In New England, the United States, and the world, the making of electricity is one of the largest sources of carbon…

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ISO’s Ninth Forward Capacity Auction Good News For New England
by Jerry Elmer

On Monday, February 2, the ISO-New England conducted its ninth annual Forward Capacity Auction.  The purpose of the auction was to secure enough electricity supply to keep the lights on in New England in the future.  The outcome of the auction was very good news for New England because, unlike last year, the ISO’s auction…

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ISO Corrects Its Big Mistake — And Will Count Renewable Energy
by Jerry Elmer

At the January 21, 2015 meeting of the ISO’s Planning Advisory Committee (PAC), the ISO made clear that – for the first time in its history – the ISO is going to count renewable energy Distributed Generation (DG) in calculating how much electricity capacity it buys in its annual “Forward Capacity Auction” (FCA). Although many…