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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The Solar Industry Wants a Tax Credit Extension. Should It Get One?

September 20, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Four years ago, the U.S. solar industry was in the midst of “jockeying” to attach an extension of the Investment Tax Credit — the industry’s “most important public policy” — to whatever legislation lawmakers deemed appropriate. As the credit neared […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Duke Energy, American Electric Power Separately Seeking to Go Net-Zero Carbon by 2050

September 19, 2019

Via: PowerMag

Two formidable U.S. coal power generators this week separately revised their their carbon dioxide emissions reduction targets. Duke Energy announced it would seek to go to net-zero by 2050. American Electric Power (AEP), meanwhile, said it would extend its target […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Louisiana utilities to pay less for rooftop solar power under new net metering rules

September 13, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Net metering continues to be a point of contention among utilities, ratepayer advocates and solar proponents. The practice is intended to incentivize solar buildouts by compensating rooftop solar owners for the excess power they supply to the grid, but opponents […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As utilities scramble to manage explosive DER growth, is power grid autonomy a solution?

September 11, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Within a decade, there may be more distributed energy resources (DER) coming onto distribution systems than any utility control room can manage. An autonomous energy grid (AEG) could optimize those high levels of DER for the benefit of power system […]


Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

City grids risk being overwhelmed by EV growth: Report

September 10, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The report notes that Seattle has taken major steps toward electrification and has big goals it wants to achieve in the coming decades. The city is aiming for 30% EV adoption and a fossil fuel-free municipal fleet by 2030, while […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

US utilities may avoid the worst of Dorian, but industry says it’s ready

September 4, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday morning continued its creep toward the U.S. mainland, but had slowed to a Category 2 storm — meaning electric utilities in its path could be spared the worst. But up and down the East Coast they […]


Basic Services, Electric Utility, Public Transport, Public Utilities

Dominion launches electric school bus initiative, aims for 100% electric fleet in Virginia territory by 2030

August 30, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Dominion’s bus replacement program looks like an easy win for school districts, but the utility says benefits will extend further by helping manage the electric grid and incorporating renewable energy. “Once phase 2 is fully implemented, the buses’ batteries could […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hawaiian Electric embarks on largest ever clean energy procurement drive

August 28, 2019

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The Hawaiian Electric Companies are commencing Hawaii’s largest procurement effort for renewable energy resources to end the use of coal and reduce reliance on imported oil for power generation. It is among the largest single renewable energy procurements undertaken by […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

2020 Looks Like the Breakout Year for Building Decarbonization in California

August 23, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

California is on the clock, with just 25 years to achieve economy-wide carbon neutrality. Buildings account for about a quarter of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, so concerted efforts will be needed to squeeze carbon out of the sector, especially existing […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How EnBW Plans to Become the Next Big US Offshore Wind Player

August 8, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

It’s neither easy nor cheap to get a piece of action in the U.S. offshore wind market these days, but EnBW has come tantalizingly close. In last December’s auction for a trio of lease areas, the winning development groups ponied […]