August 16, 2017 - New Mexico regulators amend IRP rule to include energy storage
Early this month, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted unanimously to amend its rule governing integrated resource plans for electric utilities to include energy storage as a resource for utility planning purposes.
August 16, 2017 - Ocala Electric Utility is working to make public power a household term
Florida’s Ocala Electric Utility has been working to build up its reputation with customers and remind them of the hometown connection of the public power utility by stepping up its outreach to the community through a number of activities, including greater use of social media.
August 16, 2017 - Report says carbon price would have little effect on N.Y. consumers
In a first step towards possibly adopting a price for power plant carbon dioxide emissions, New York’s grid operator is reviewing a report that found that adding a $40 per ton charge would have little effect on customer bills in the state.
August 15, 2017 - Calif. utilities ready for big shadow; eclipse called ‘credit positive’ for LADWP
The major solar eclipse that will traverse the country on Aug. 21 will be “credit positive” for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power because LADWP will be able to learn lessons from the event, Moody’s Investors Service said in an Aug. 9 report.
August 15, 2017 - FERC’s Chatterjee focused on backlog, highlights role of baseload power
Neil Chatterjee, who was recently sworn in as a commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and is serving as acting chairman, said that his first priority is to “get started on the accumulated backlog” at the federal agency, which until recently was without a quorum.
- Wholesale power markets are focus of House hearing
- Lawmakers hear about capacity market flaws, rising grid costs
- After pullout from Summer nuclear units, Moody’s affirms credit ratings
- Hamilton Utilities’ urban forestry program boosts safety, reliability
- Palo Alto Utilities thermal microgrid project funded through DEED grant
- MMWEC, others press FERC to reject transmission owners’ rate hike plan
- Several public power utilities make NREL top 10 lists for green pricing programs
- EIA: Aug. 21 eclipse expected to affect solar units, but not reliability
- US electric sector provides 5% of GDP, supports 7 million jobs, study finds
- Infographic: Top Causes for Power Outages
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