Sweeping “minimum offer” rule will likely cut into the competitive edge for renewables as a hedge against fossil fuels.
Industry groups argue that even batteries that don’t meet the 10-hour threshold still provide the same reliability benefits as fossil fuel power plants.
Critics want a state energy agency to take over capacity procurement for the regional grid operator.
Performance throughout the regional grid territory was good, thanks in large part to planning.
The decision by federal energy regulators will affect how the state makes long-range plans for nuclear, renewable power.