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
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.
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.”.