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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Largest Solar Plant in Southeast Will Be Built in Georgia

February 22, 2018

Via: PowerMag

A 200-MW solar power plant is being planned at a 2,000-acre site near Warner Robins, Georgia, a project that at present would be the largest standalone solar facility in the U.S. Southeast. First Solar, a Tempe, Arizona-based global provider of […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Are recent disasters enough to spur utilities to take climate change seriously?

February 20, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities and climate change science have a tenuous relationship at best. A conservative industry, utilities and their overarching regulatory framework historically shied away from addressing climate change impacts to the U.S. power system, even as evidence mounted and severe weather […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

National Grid to develop ‘superfast’ car charging network

February 19, 2018

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

UK utility, National Grid, has identified 50 motorway sites where it would offer rapid recharging facilities for electric vehicles. FT reports that the company is planning to install a fleet of superfast charging points along Britain’s motorways that would feed […]


Basic Services, Electric Utility, Others, Public Utilities

Cybersecurity: How utilities can prepare the next generation smart grid

February 12, 2018

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Cyber attacks have dominated the headlines and devastated a slew of companies over the past few years – from Equifax to Yahoo, Deloitte to Merck – compromising millions of people’s information and costing billions of dollars in losses to those […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

In 2017, solar policy debates took the industry’s future to higher ground

February 1, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Year-end numbers from the front lines of the struggle between utilities and renewables advocates for the future of solar reveal something too often unnoticed: The sometimes collaborative, sometimes contentious interactions have moved to higher ground — where the questions are […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Arizona Regulator Proposes Biggest Storage and Clean Energy Target Yet

January 30, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Arizona is setting out to prove clean energy leadership doesn’t exist solely in coastal states like California and New York. Andrew Tobin, a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission, proposed a clean energy overhaul Tuesday that would put the state […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Will utilities keep investing in solar after Trump’s tariffs?

January 25, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on imported solar equipment cleared up a lot of uncertainty for the energy sector. But the decision also left lingering questions and fears over the future of the solar industry — and utility […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California regulators broaden rules for energy storage

January 17, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Energy storage’s unique operating characteristics — it can be load or supply — have made market participation a complicated problem. But California now has interim rules designed to address some of the difficulties and to ensure storage resources are providing […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How Corporations ‘Bypassed the Politics’ to Lead on Clean Energy in 2017

December 29, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

When President Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord attention quickly turned to corporate America. Would business leaders forge ahead in the fight against climate change in the absence of federal backing? In 2017, at least, the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

A Year-End Update on Electricity Policy From the Field

December 28, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

The electricity sector’s competitive dynamic completely flipped in 2017. It is now cheaper to build new wind and solar than new coal or often natural gas. In growing swaths of the country, it’s often cheaper to build new wind (and […]