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Category: Electric Utility


Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Oil Owns Gas Stations. Who Will Own EV Charging Stations?

August 14, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Pull into a gas station and you know you’re dealing with a company in the oil sector. But if you fuel up your electric vehicle, the fragmented nature of charging infrastructure ownership means that any of a range of players […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Michigan utilities propose more than $20M in EV charging programs

August 13, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities across the country are viewing new demand from EVs as a potential boon to their systems, potentially allowing greater utilization and lower costs. But that will require the vehicles to be plugged in when other demand is low, to […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Inside Arizona’s Latest Clash Over Renewable Energy Targets

August 13, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Arizona’s politics over renewable energy have always been contentious. As the state considers adding new targets, this year is no different. There are two proposals to increase Arizona’s renewable portfolio standard. One, a ballot initiative, would add a 50 percent […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

US Wind Industry ‘Full Steam Ahead’ Despite Wind Catcher Cancellation

August 8, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

It’s American Wind Week, and the U.S. wind industry has a lot to celebrate. The American Wind Energy Association launched Wind Week last year when wind power became the country’s largest source of renewable energy capacity. Today, the industry employs […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Massachusetts utilities file US-record offshore wind contracts at $65/MWh

August 2, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The U.S. has ample offshore wind capacity — 2,000 GW, by The Brattle Group’s estimate — but until recently, high costs and the lack of robust policy support have kept the industry grounded. The first U.S. offshore wind farm was […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE looks to double number of electric utilities sharing cyber threat data

August 1, 2018

Via: FCW

Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced big plans for expanding participation in DOE’s Cybersecurity Risk Information Sharing Program. Read More on FCW


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

‘Electrification of Everything’ Would Spike US Electricity Use, but Lower Final Energy Consumption

July 30, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Widespread deployment of EVs, heat pumps, and other electric technologies could increase U.S. electricity consumption by nearly 40 percent by mid-century, according to a new government report. The report, the second in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Electrification Futures Study […]


Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

Saving Time, Money and the Environment With Smart Planning for Power Lines

July 24, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

As the U.S. renewable energy market continues growing and our energy system shifts to cleaner sources, the way clean power is transmitted to our communities must follow the same responsible siting as the energy projects themselves. Wilderness-quality lands, important wildlife […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How can utilities prepare for the approaching electric vehicle boom?

July 20, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The writing is on the wall. General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are all making big commitments to EVs, as are BMW, Daimler and the Volkswagen Group. Such a wide range of manufacturers vying for market share […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How Co-ops Transformed the Solar Landscape in Just Five Years

July 19, 2018

Via: PowerMag

Electric cooperatives in the U.S. have vastly accelerated solar power installments. Today, they own or purchase more than nine times as much solar photovoltaic (PV) power as they did in 2013, a new report says. The report, “A Solar Revolution […]