NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING: Two Grid Mod Roads Diverge In Massachusetts


Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.


  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Sense Of A Climate Threat Grows
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-100% New Energy Around The World
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-New Energy Takes The Waters


  • TTTA Thursday-A Valentine To The EPA
  • TTTA Thursday-White House Policy Flattens Solar Job Growth
  • TTTA Thursday-Biggest U.S. Solar-Plus-Wind Project Green-Lighted

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The unfolding fate of California utilities and the customer choice movement
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Modernizing renewables mandates

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Nationwide Fight For Solar Rules
  • QUICK NEWS, February 12: The Green New Deal Debate Heats Up; Two New Energy Bets To Consider

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Nationwide Fight For Solar Rules
  • QUICK NEWS, February 12: The Green New Deal Debate Heats Up; Two New Energy Bets To Consider
  • --------------------------


    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish



    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart




      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.


    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

  • ---------------
  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, February 16:

  • Act As If The House Is On Fire Because It Is
  • Millenial Rising – Into A 2020 Run For President
  • Wind Turbine Syndrome, Part 2

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    ORIGINAL REPORTING: Two Grid Mod Roads Diverge In Massachusetts

    Massachusetts utilities take divergent approaches to grid modernization; Regulators must choose whether to embrace their original grid mod goals, opt for newly-proposed performance metrics, or go back to the drawing board.

    Herman K. Trabish, Sept. 6, 2017 (Utility Dive)

    Editor’s note: Since this story ran, regulators have shown an inclination to support the Baker-baked Eversource approach and opponents are taking their decisions to the Massachusetts Supreme Court.

    Massachusetts regulators ordered the state’s utilities to develop a grid modernization plan (GMP) in 2014 with four specific objectives but divergent approaches have so far prevented implementation. Utilities were to reduce the effects of outages, optimize demand to reduce system and customer costs, integrate distributed energy resources (DER), and improve workforce and asset management. The order’s first specification was that utilities prioritize advanced metering functionality (AMF), which is the basic technology platform for grid modernization. A subsequent November 2014 order (12-76C) specified that the AMF must support default time varying rates (TVR) that have a time-of-use component, critical peak pricing component and include all customers. The orders came from a commission appointed by former Gov. Deval Patrick (D), but all three commissioners have changed since Gov. Charlie Baker (R) took office in January 2015.

    In January 2017, Eversource complicated the GMP proceeding with its General Rate Case (GRC) filing by separating components and expenditures for modernization. The move complicated an already complex debate over how the GMP proceeding should evolve. The National Grid GMP (15-120) followed guidelines from Patrick’s DPU to achieve full AMF and put in place default TVR within five years. Eversource’s would achieve neither of those objectives, instead opting to introduce a new rate design concept and seek alternative paths to cost recovery for its GMP assets… click here for more

    IFTTT Recipe: Share new blog posts to Facebook connects blogger to facebook


    Post a Comment

    << Home