POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for July 15, 2015

Power plant emissions declining; ERCOT seeks fee increase; Utility-scale solar more cost-effective


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • A new study finds the nation’s largest electricity generators have cut carbon emissions by 12 percent in the past five years, Fuel Fix reports, citing advances in technology, more renewable energy sources, and a shift from coal to natural gas power for the decline.
  • The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is seeking an increase to a fee applied to wholesale power purchases to pay for new “technology-related projects and other new responsibilities,” Fuel Fix writes, adding that the nine-cent per megawatt hour hike “would lead to about $193.9 million in revenues during 2016 and $197.5 million in 2017.”
  • Utility-scale solar power systems are more cost-effective than residential-scale systems, a new study by The Brattle Group concludes. The study also projects residential systems will cost twice as much as utility-scale solar by 2019.
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