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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hawaii launches performance-based rate proceeding to drive renewables

April 20, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Hawaii has set the most aggressive environmental target of any state in the nation, 100% renewable energy by 2045. The goal is that much more ambitious because, as an island state, Hawaii does not have the luxury of relying on […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hurricane Season Begins in June. Is Puerto Rico’s Grid Ready?

April 13, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Experts speaking at a congressional hearing this week indicated that plans for a more resilient grid have not yet coalesced in Puerto Rico. Federal officials said work continues to move forward, but about 50,000 customers (i.e., meters) remain without power. […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The US Wind Sector Toasts Trump’s New Love of Offshore

April 11, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. wind industry is celebrating after the Trump administration last week appeared to lend wholehearted support to the development of offshore projects. Announcing two wind energy leasing areas totaling nearly 390,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts, U.S. Secretary […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Three things consumers want from electricity providers

April 10, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

It’s no surprise that the energy industry is undergoing unprecedented change today. Driven by a number of factors, including innovations in renewable energy generation, the emergence of new entrants into the energy industry and the proliferation of smart meters (to […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The two key questions about going to 100% renewables in Los Angeles

April 6, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

In Hollywood, the big stars can sell a movie by themselves and Hollywood’s utility wants to know if renewables are ready for stardom. In 2016, the Los Angeles City Council asked the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Illinois Approves Path to 25% Renewable Energy by 2025

April 5, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

This week the Illinois Commerce Commission finalized the state’s Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan, with tweaks that clean energy advocates say will boost installation and access to renewables in the state. It also officially places Illinois in the upper echelons […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Arizona utility funds research linking job losses to renewable energy ballot proposal

April 4, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The Arizona Daily Sun reports the projections rely on some interesting assumptions. For instance, the research assumes APS will close down the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, despite a proposal from the Arizona Corporation Commission that would include a carvout […]


Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

Time not on their side: Utilities ill-prepared for EV demand, SEPA finds

March 22, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

It’s always dangerous to make technology predictions, but right now this feels like a sure thing: Electric vehicles are going to become popular, mainstream, common. One day, even, the standard. How and when these zero-emission vehicles are charged will be […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

For utilities trying to drive conservation, mixed messages may be best

March 14, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

There are many situations where utilities call on customers to conserve energy, including efforts at peak load reduction, responses to fuel shortages and extreme weather. Some of the issues are persistent, while some are more situational — and for utilities, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Is a residential three-part rate the way to a modern grid or bad news for utility customers?

March 13, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Rising penetrations of energy efficiency (EE) and other distributed energy resources (DER) are adding to the downward pressure on utility revenues by allowing customers to generate their own electricity or reduce their usage. Utilities find themselves caught between their customers’ […]