3 Trends That Shaped the Grid Edge in 2019

December 11, 2019

It isn’t easy to transform a century’s worth of electricity infrastructure from the ground up, particularly in the face of climate-change-induced firestorms. In looking back at 2019’s most important developments on the grid edge — GTM’s term for the interface […]

California proposal rejects wildfire premium in PG&E, other utilities’ ROE

December 4, 2019

The CPUC’s proposed decision maintains the utilities’ test-year 2020 ROE at 2018 values: 10.3% for Southern California Edison, down from the requested 11.45%; 10.25% for PG&E, down from the 12% it applied for; and 10.2% for SDG&E, compared to the […]

Hawaii County Council Advances Waste Reduction Resolution

November 26, 2019

A resolution to reduce waste and generate more clean energy has just made its way through several committees of the Hawaii County Council. The resolution will now head to the full council for a final vote. West Hawaii Today reports […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Report Analyzes Expansion of New York State Bottle Bill

December 6, 2019

Via: Waste360

Recycling Today reports that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation and the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Pollution Prevention Institute released a study on whether the state should expand its bottle bill program to include wine and liquor bottles. The […]

Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Dominion suspends plan to add 1.5 GW of peaking capacity as Virginia faces gas glut

December 5, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Dominion declined to give a reason for the RFP cancellation, but opponents of the plan said the utility’s decision is a recognition that Virginia does not need or want more fossil-fuel based generation, and instead must add significant clean energy […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

NV Energy Gets Green Light for Massive Solar-Battery Projects

December 5, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Nevada regulators have given a green light to utility NV Energy’s plan to add nearly 1.2 gigawatts of solar and 590 megawatts of batteries, underscoring a broader push toward renewable energy and storage by other Western utilities also owned by […]