PJM MOPR compliance plan allays renewable sector concerns of being shut out of capacity auctions

PJM MOPR compliance plan allays renewable sector concerns of being shut out of capacity auctions

But Wednesday's filing quelled some of the concerns initially raised by the renewables industry, allowing projects to advocate for lower MOPR floor prices on a case-by-case basis and lowering the overall adjusted floor prices for clean energy technologies to clear future bid auctions.

FERC appointees want 4¢/kWh clean energy tax to fund fossil fuel welfare

FERC appointees want 4¢/kWh clean energy tax to fund fossil fuel welfare

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has ruled that the PJM Interconnection region must implement a “Minimum Offer Price Rule” (MOPR) to support existing fossil capacity in the face of state-level incentives for utility scale renewable energy.

FERC Orders PJM to Restrict State-Backed Renewables in Its Capacity Market

FERC Orders PJM to Restrict State-Backed Renewables in Its Capacity Market

Thursday’s order would force almost all future state-subsidized resources in PJM's 11-state territory to use a “minimum offer price rule,” or MOPR, that would limit how low they can bid.

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Demand Changes at New England’s Grid Operator

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Demand Changes at New England’s Grid Operator

Tuesday’s letter agreed that ISO-NE’s use of a MOPR in its CASPR regulation “forces state-sponsored renewable energy to wait for incumbent fossil fuel generators to retire before these clean resources can enter the capacity market.”.