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Category: Electric Utility


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Solar mini-grids will be critical to universal electrification

July 2, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

However, the mini-grid market is currently nascent, despite it being the least-cost option for electricity access in many areas. This is according to the State of the Global Mini-Grids Market Report 2020 – from the Mini-Grid Partnership (MGP), published by […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities remain mute on FERC net metering petition, leave filing to face overwhelming opposition

June 16, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

State regulators, the renewable energy industry, environmentalists, members of Congress and others have been openly opposed to the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) petition from the start, but observers have been less sure of where utility interests would fall, particularly […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Colorado Utility Will Close Coal Plant 16 Years Early

June 16, 2020

Via: PowerMag

A Colorado-based electric utility owned by the four communities it serves announced it will close its remaining coal-fired plant by the end of the decade, a facility that had a planned retirement date of 2046. The Platte River Power Authority […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utilities, regulators aim to hasten microgrid deployment ahead of wildfire season

June 15, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

California utilities have their work cut out for them this summer in light of several new requirements and deadlines issued by the CPUC. But the new orders could also open opportunities for community and residential storage projects. In a June […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Recovering Residential Solar Industry Prepares for Wildfire Season — With Batteries

June 12, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Residential solar installers are gearing up for a surge of demand for battery storage products as the critical California market swings from a COVID-19 shutdown straight into wildfire season. Storage has become increasingly central to the business models of home […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities stay silent on proposal to federalize net metering as states call it a ‘threat’ to solar policy

June 4, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

States have been particularly vocal in their opposition to the NERA petition, joined by Democratic federal lawmakers, clean energy advocates and others. Power trade associations, including Edison Electric Institute, Electric Power Supply Association and American Public Power Association have stayed […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

When storms collide: Utilities’ new approach to hurricane restoration in the age of COVID-19

June 4, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The Atlantic hurricane season began Monday, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it is anticipating a “busy” six months. Regardless of the number of storms, electric utilities will face additional challenges as they work to restore power while […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As utility solar costs drop 82%, US renewable leaders target majority generation share by 2030

June 3, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

As renewable energy sources become cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, four industry association leaders plan to expand market share over the next 10 years. “We’re talking about a radical market transformation,” Abigail Ross Hopper, President […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As PG&E highlights potential need for fossil fuels to address power shutoffs, groups press for more storage

June 2, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

PG&E’s broader strategy to reduce the impacts of its shut-offs includes three programs: upgrading certain substations so they can operate as islands when transmission lines are de-energized, providing technical and financial support to communities that want to deploy microgrids, and […]


Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

How Should California Wind Down Its Fossil Fuel Industry?

June 1, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

California’s energy past is on a collision course with its future. Think of major oil-producing U.S. states, and Texas, Alaska or North Dakota probably come to mind. Although its position relative to other states has been falling for 20 years, […]