Peaker Plant Reports & News



» The Fossil Fuel End Game
A Frontline Vision to Retire New York City’s Peaker Plants by 2030
A PEAK Coalition Report
March, 2021

» Dirty Energy, Big Money
How Private Companies Make Billions from Polluting Fossil Fuel Peaker Plants in New York City’s Environmental Justice Communities—and How to Create a Cleaner, More Just Alternative
A PEAK Coalition Report
May, 2020


» Peabody Power Plant Opponents Cheer Pause In Project
The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company says it will delay the project for 30 days to reassess and explore alternatives.
By Scott Souza, Patch
May 11, 2021

» Proposed Natural Gas Plant In Peabody On Hold, For Now
By Barbara Moran, WBUR
May 11, 2021

» Plans for Peabody power plant on hold
By Erin Nolan, The Salem News
May 11, 2021

» Doctors cite health risks from new plant
87 physicians against natural power project in Peabody
By Erin Nolan, The Salem News
May 11, 2021

» North Shore Officials, Peabody Light Spar Over Proposed Gas Plant
Officials cite resident safety and environmental concerns, while Peabody Light said the plant is needed to meet surge capacity requirements.
By Scott Souza, Patch
May 6, 2021

» Utility officials explain need for proposed Peabody plant
By Erin Nolan, The Salem News
May 6, 2021

» Peabody power plant plans caught city off-guard
By Erin Nolan, The Salem News
May 4, 2021

» Letter: Keep clean air a priority as Pittsfield ‘peaker plant’ is up for permit
By Susan Purser, Becket, in The Berkshire Eagle
May 4, 2021

» Residents, officials speak out against plant
By Erin Nolan, The Salem News
April 27, 2021

» Gas ‘peaker’ plant would make way for more renewables, Massachusetts utilities say
A proposed 55-megawatt natural gas power plant faces pushback over carbon emissions and other pollution, but backers say the affordable option for adding capacity will free up capital for clean energy investments.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
April 20, 2021

» The Promising Future Of Battery Storage On The U.S. Grid
Battery storage is becoming a more viable tool for meeting peaks in energy demand — and it could do it in a greener, healthier way than fossil plants.
By Evan Thomas and Cliff Judy, Denver Channel 7 (abc)
April 19, 2021

Column: Peak electricity demand — stoke it or shave it
By Carolyn Britt, Ipswich Local News | Opinion
April 16, 2021

» Battery storage 30% cheaper than new gas peaker plants, Australian study finds
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
April 12, 2021

» Local Environmentalists Demand Cleaner Berkshires Power Plants
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires
April 11, 2021

» ‘Peaker’ plants or dirty energy is a false choice
By Rosemary Wessel, Cummington, Letter to the Editor – Berkshire Eagle
April 2, 2021
The writer is a member of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team

» Hearing on re-powering Hudson Valley gas plant draws lots of speakers
Danskammer plant looking to eventually burn hydrogen fuel in Orange County facility
By Rick Karlin, Times Union
March 31, 2021

» BEAT’s ‘peaker’ campaign draws local support, statewide allies
By Danny Jin, The Berkshire Eagle
March 20, 2021

» When power most needed, ‘peaker’ polluters fire up in Berkshires. Should that continue?
By Danny Jin, The Berkshire Eagle
February 7, 2021

» NYPA to consider swapping gas peakers for batteries in novel deal with environmental justice groups
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
October 14, 2020

» Clean ‘transition’ for peaker plants: New York Power Authority, environmental justice groups team up
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
October 14, 2020

» Massachussets policy to decarbonise grid at times of peak demand gets underway
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
August 5, 2020

» New program will promote clean-energy generation during peak periods
By Jon Chesto, Boston Globe
August 5, 2020

» Report: These rarely used, dirty power plants could be cheaply replaced by batteries
By Rachel Ramirez, Grist
June 11, 2020

» Green Mountain Power expands BYOD and Tesla battery programs as it targets fossil peakers
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
May 26, 2020

» The Drive to Replace Summer-Only ‘Peaker’ Power Plants
These power plants run during the hottest months, when energy is in demand. But they are expensive, and they pollute nearby low-income neighborhoods.
By Rachel Ramirez, Wired
May 19, 2020

» Massachusetts Set to Launch Clean Peak Standard, Opening New Chapter in Grid’s Evolution
First-in-the-nation policy will create a price signal to shift clean power to the hours it’s most valuable for the grid.
By Julian Spector, GreenTech Media
March 20, 2020

» New York City trades gas plant for the world’s largest battery
Regulators have approved Ravenwood Development to build a 316 MW / 2,528 MWh energy storage facility across the East River from Manhattan to replace two gas peaker plants in Queens.
By John Weaver, PV Magazine
October 18, 2019

» New York regulators assess potential for storage to replace peaking units in the state
By HJ Mai, Utlity Dive
July 3, 2019

» ‘Unlayering’ peak demand could accelerate energy storage adoption
A new approach to the peaker-storage debate could help energy storage better meet peak demand and lower emissions.
By Peter Maloney, Utility Dive
January 15, 2019

» Energy Efficiency Is Working in New England
By Acadia Center | Blog
April 24, 2018

» Energy Storage Will Soon Replace Simple Cycle Combustion Turbine Peaker Plants
By Chet Lyons
November 5, 2014