POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Apr. 15, 2016

PUC considering raising power prices; Australia launches Clean Energy Innovation Fund


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • The Public Utility Commission of Texas is considering artificially inflating wholesale power prices when electricity is in high demand in order to improve grid reliability. The proposal seeks to increase the grid’s reserve margin requirement to 2,750 MW from 2,000 MW and trigger higher prices more quickly in times of peak demand along with creating incentives for power companies to produce more electricity. A final decision has yet to be made; the PUC will meet again on May 4 to reconsider the matter.
  • The Australian Government launched the Clean Energy Innovation Fund (worth $762 million) to invest in clean and renewable technologies for commercial use. The Fund will target projects like large-scale solar with storage, offshore energy, biofuels and smart grids. One of the Fund’s goals is to help Australia achieve its emission reduction goal of 28 percent by 2030.
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