Because renewables are steadily increasing their share of the generation market, intermittency factors are creating a growing need for flexible power supplies that can quickly ramp up or down, depending on grid conditions. Today’s combined-cycle units are ideally suited for both peaking and baseload capacity.

The Japanese national and former diplomat took over the IEA’s director general role in 2009. He was a strong opponent of nuclear proliferation and played a role in the tense negotiations with Iran

The utility was ripped by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on social media as he said that ConEd should have been more prepared for the extremely high temperatures hitting much of the U.S. in the past week.