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.
A task force will spend 18 months studying how to factor state carbon policies into the wholesale electricity market.
Critics want a state energy agency to take over capacity procurement for the regional grid operator.
Wind and solar generation on the nation’s largest regional electric grid lags other parts of the country.