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Category: Electric Utility


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Is the new California solar mandate a threat to utilities across the country?

June 13, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Recent studies show that net-zero-energy homes cost 5 to 10 percent more than standard construction, but energy savings will likely offset these costs over time. That gives more states incentives to follow California’s lead. In addition, it’s possible that portions […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Is Solar Worth the Investment for Landfills?

June 5, 2018

Via: Waste360

When Scituate, Mass., placed solar on its landfill to power the town, it took somewhat of a leap of faith that this would be a good value proposition. It was one of the first towns to pursue solar on a […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

It’s Been a Pretty Good Year So Far for Solar Stocks

May 30, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Wall Street could be forgiven for having doubts about the solar market last year. On the residential side, a string of bankruptcies and withdrawals cast doubt on the prevailing business model. Utility scale companies had to contend with the unwelcome […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

South Carolina regulators reject rehearing for controversial SCE&G solar rates

May 29, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Last year, SCANA Corp., the parent company of SCE&G, and the state-owned utility Santee Cooper scrapped the planned expansion of nuclear reactors at V.C. Summer, but reports indicated that the utilities had touted the cost-effectiveness of their planned reactors for […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Resource Plans Show Some Utilities Are Still Cautiously Investing in Renewables

May 24, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

A slate of new integrated resource plans and sustainability proposals indicate U.S. utilities are realizing the business case for clean energy technologies. But many utilities are still hedging their bets on a mix of resources. It’s become politically and economically […]


Basic Services, Electric Utility, Public Transport, Public Utilities

13 projects from the leading edge of the utility transformation

May 23, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Contested regulatory proceedings are the foundation of the utility business in the U.S. Utilities, power providers and advocates all engage regulators with public comments and testimony, hoping to persuade them on a pending rate case, generation investment or grid upgrade. […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

What are utilities doing about the growing need for grid security?

May 22, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Utility Dive takes an in-depth look at the ways in which companies are prioritizing grid security. Utilities are working to address cybersecurity on a distributed grid, hardening against natural disasters and making security as important as worker safety. We spoke […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

If Solar and Wind Hit 50% of Generation, US Wholesale Energy Prices Could Fall 25% or More

May 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

In a world where wind and solar resources make up 40 to 50 percent of generation, wholesale energy prices will drop by as much as $16 per megawatt-hour, according to a study released Wednesday from a group of researchers at […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Electrify Everything! A Practical Guide to Ditching Your Gas Meter

May 8, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

If we want to decarbonize quickly and run much as possible on renewable energy, we need to electrify everything. David Roberts at Vox coined the term and explains it in more detail here. This article lays out a path for […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As California energy markets modernize, regulators worry about repeating the past

May 7, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

California is a pioneer in the electricity industry, which often means it is ahead of the curve — but that can also go the other way. Electricity prices rose significantly in 2000 and 2001 and customers suffered blackouts, a fallout […]