Retail gas competition in the state of New York clearly needs ajump start, and the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) gaveit one yesterday. The PSC announced it will force the state’s localdistribution companies to cease selling gas within three to sevenyears.
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Two Power Plants in the Works
Trigen Energy began construction of a $13.5 million, 15 MWcombined heat and power plant to provide 95% of the steam needs ofTrigen’s 135 St. Louis steam system customers. The plant consistsof two 5.2 MW solar turbines and 4.6 MW of back pressure steamturbines from Trigen Ewing.
INGAA Pushes Flexibility to Serve the Market
Customers looking for services tailored to their specific needsare driving pipelines to seek lighter-handed regulation includingthe ability to negotiate and deliver those services on the spot-without lengthy FERC proceedings, according to Interstate NaturalGas Assoc. (INGAA) chairman John Riordan.
Customers Drive Pipelines to Flexible Service
Customers looking for services tailored to their specific needsare driving pipelines to seek lighter-handed regulation, includingthe ability to negotiate and deliver those services on thespot-without lengthy FERC proceedings,according to InterstateNatural Gas Assoc. (INGAA) chairman John Riordan.
California ISO Accused of Tampering With Prices
FERC needs to make the responsibilities and line of authority ofindependent system operators “crystal clear” to make sure they donot interfere with pricing and the commodity portion of the market,according to an Electric Clearinghouse executive who said thatright now the California ISO is overstepping the bounds.