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Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Arizona Regulators Freeze New Gas Plants, Demand More Clean Energy Planning From Utilities

March 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Arizona’s energy future took an unexpected turn this week. At a hearing Tuesday for the routine assessment of major utilities’ long-term resource plans, regulators rebuked the proposals and instituted a nine-month moratorium on new gas plants larger than 150 megawatts. […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

PG&E Must Solicit Energy Storage and DERs to Replace 3 Existing Gas Plants

January 15, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

California regulators rejected an effort to award lucrative “must-run” status to three Calpine gas plants, calling for new energy storage and clean resources instead. The California Public Utilities Commission ruled Thursday to authorize PG&E to procure energy storage or preferred […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Mississippi utilities seek higher rates as gas prices rise

November 20, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The rate increase requested by Southern Co.’s Mississippi Power is separate from the utility’s bid to recover Kemper costs, but that too is likely to hit a customer’s bottom line. AP reports Southern agreed to write off most of the […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Massachusetts lawmakers press for law banning ‘pipeline tax’

November 6, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a pair of bills that would strengthen gas project reviews and make it explicitly illegal to charge electric ratepayers to develop gas infrastructure. Senate Bill 1855 says the DPU “shall not approve any contract for the […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

US poised to become leader in gas exports, but some fear price impacts

August 15, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

Natural gas producers are only just beginning to access an entirely new market, a potential boon to their bottom lines. But if those energy supplies are sent into higher-priced global markets, will there be an impact on consumers in the […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

DTE Plans New 1,100-MW Gas Plant Near Detroit

August 2, 2017

Via: PowerMag

DTE Energy has filed plans with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to build a 1,100-MW natural gas-fired power plant on about 100 acres east of the existing Belle River Power Plant, northeast of Detroit near the Canadian border. The […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities, Public Works

House passes pipeline review, electric transmission bills

July 21, 2017

Via: AmericanPublicPower

The House on July 19 approved a bill, H.R. 2910, which would reaffirm the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s role as the lead federal agency on environmental reviews of interstate gas pipelines and improve interagency coordination. The American Public Power Association […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Utility suspends work on Mississippi “clean coal” project

July 3, 2017

Via: AmericanPublicPower

Mississippi Power has suspended work on its Kemper integrated gasification combined-cycle power plant, which is about three years late in coming online and has seen its estimated cost jump from about $2.4 billion to $7.5 billion. Instead, the utility will […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Proposed Wisconsin Gas-Fired Plant Would Aid Utilities’ Renewable Initiatives

June 12, 2017

Via: PowerMag

Minnesota Power and Wisconsin’s Dairyland Power Cooperative announced plans to co-develop a combined cycle natural gas–fired power plant, a 550-MW facility designed to provide backup power for the utilities’ efforts to expand their use of renewable energy sources. The Nemadji […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

PSEG prepares to shutter final New Jersey coal-fired plants

May 31, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Announced last year, the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is nearing the shutdown date for two coal-fired facilities with a total of 1.2 GW of capacity, with plans to replace it with natural gas. The Philadelphia Daily News reports the […]