- Sep 9, 2019 9:32 pm GMT
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Connecticut highlights one of the big problems with ISO New Englands capacity planning approach, "ISO New England is driving investment in natural gas-fired power plants" and Connecticuts Governer Lamont has instructed "DEEP to produce an analysis on how to get the state to a 100% carbon-free electric grid by 2040. That gives Connecticut the chance to move away from gas-fired plants and toward ancillary services in order to meet regional capacity needs." Providing further evidence that future energy solutions will focus on the acquisition of specific services as opposed to plain old capacity (POC), while aiming toward a Green Energy future.
Maybe Connecticut will be the first New England State to implement an "Always on Capacity Exchange" to secure capacity to satisfy State Energy Targets and ensure appropriate services are available for Grid Reliability. California appears to be moving toward a "Central Buyer" approach to secure capacity (perphaps an exchange approach that includes Green energy too?).