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Category: Electric Utility


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

South Carolina advances bill that could spur gas power for Duke, Dominion utilities, hamper solar

April 9, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

South Carolina lawmakers are advancing sweeping energy legislation that could spur gas-fired development for Santee Cooper and Dominion Energy and Duke Energy utilities, while potentially hampering solar development in the state. Renewable energy developers such as EnergyRe and Pine Gate […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Pennsylvania issues guidelines on using energy storage to boost distribution grid reliability

April 9, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

On August 24, 2023, the PUC agreed to develop a policy statement that includes a definition of energy storage assets and resources and clarifies when such resources can be deployed and who should own them. At a public meeting on […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utility’s Grid Modernization Efforts Leverage Community’s Investment in Fiber-to-the-Home Network

April 8, 2024

Via: PowerMag

Tantalus Systems, a grid modernization technology company focused on helping utilities harness the power of data, said Bolivar Energy Authority (BEA) selected its Grid Modernization Platform (TGMP) to modernize the utility’s distribution grid. BEA serves Hardeman County and parts of […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Virtual Power Plant Network Supports the Grid and Compensates Customers

April 3, 2024

Via: PowerMag

Sunnova Energy International Inc., an adaptive energy services company, announced continued investments and expansion to its virtual power plant (VPP) network, providing increased reliability, reduced emissions, and lower costs. With its VPP investments, Sunnova is boosting accessibility in California, Connecticut, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities must come clean about the full value of community solar

March 28, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Millions of electric customers are on the cusp of gaining access to the benefits of local, clean solar energy as state legislatures in at least eight states across the country consider bills that would allow third-party community solar development for […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

A new era of price-based demand response emerges, but utilities and regulators need proof of its potential

March 27, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Demand response can be more than traditional load control if flexible power system support from programs aggregating customer-owned resources is properly valued, new research finds. Utilities that recognize how price-based demand response, or PBDR, programs can change customer electricity usage […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Local solar power: how solar pv can transform your utility

March 25, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

In today’s rapidly evolving energy landscape, utilities face various challenges, from shifting load patterns due to electrification to meeting renewable portfolio standards (RPS). Within this context, integrating solar photovoltaic (PV) systems is a transformative resource for utilities seeking to navigate […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California lawmakers backpedal on income-based utility charges as IOUs, others propose alternatives

March 19, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Some California lawmakers have proposed repealing a measure the legislature approved in 2022 that would protect low-income customers and beneficial electrification from electricity rates that are now the nation’s third highest. The income graduated fixed charge, or IGFC, was proposed […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

South Fork Wind becomes first US utility-scale offshore wind farm to complete construction

March 18, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

South Fork Wind, a joint Eversource and Ørsted project, began construction in early 2022 and installed its first monopile foundation in June. The project isn’t fully complete, as commissioning is still ongoing, but it is the first utility-scale offshore wind […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities, others lobby senators to block DOE’s distribution transformer efficiency rule

March 13, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

A coalition of electric utility, labor and other groups sent a letter to U.S. senators on March 5 asking them to support “compromise legislation” the groups say will help address a shortage of distribution system transformers while also improving the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California PUC community solar plan prompts debate over incentives for developers, low-income customers

March 7, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Everybody wants to improve low-income households’ access to solar energy, Derek Chernow, western regional director for the CCSA, said. But he argues it’s hard to encourage low-income participation in projects that don’t exist, and that the current structure of community […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

IRA implementation is still suffering from regulatory uncertainty, executives say

March 1, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

“I think [the IRA] is going to be a little bit like Obamacare,” Whitehouse said. “To be a Republican you had to hate Obamacare, and you had to say that you wanted to repeal Obamacare, until a certain tipping point […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How utilities can unleash the power of orchestration through virtual power plants

February 29, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The clean energy transition is progressing globally, with virtual power plants, which are aggregations of managed energy resources such as rooftop solar and storage, poised to emerge as a critical resource. Between 2023 and 2030, U.S. electricity demand may increase […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities

Advancing energy justice: A new paradigm in grid equity and reliability analysis

February 26, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The electric industry is in the midst of a fundamental transition toward clean energy driven by economics and the need to decarbonize the economy. Renewable energy has supplanted fossil fuels as the most economic source of energy. As technology for […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Avangrid, other utilities urge FERC to reject ‘false’ claims of insufficient transmission cost reviews

February 23, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

New England utilities — including Eversource, National Grid and Avangrid subsidiaries — and state ratepayer advocates are at odds over a challenge to the way the region reviews and builds transmission projects to replace or upgrade existing infrastructure, called “asset […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Virginia clean energy competition bill faces uncertain fate after collapsed negotiations

February 15, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

“In particular, we were concerned about the infeasibility and cost of increasing the distributed solar carve-out. This would have added hundreds of millions of dollars a year in new costs onto our customers,” Ruby said in an email. “We worked […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The hidden costs of competition over new transmission infrastructure

February 14, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Americans need power, and whether that electricity is supplied by traditional hydrocarbons or renewable technology, it must be transported through the long-distance high-voltage transmission lines that comprise the backbone of the energy grid. Whichever power source makes up this mix […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

State utility regulators urge PJM, MISO to bolster joint interregional transmission planning

February 14, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

State utility regulators are urging the PJM Interconnection and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator to bolster joint long-term interregional transmission planning between their footprints. “The transition from dispatchable thermal generators to intermittent, clean energy resources, and a surge in electric […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utility Business Outlook: Power prices stay elevated as elections sow uncertainty for clean energy plans

January 23, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Last year was a challenging one for electric utilities: Share prices lagged broader market gains, supply chain constraints added costs and time to renewable energy projects, and electricity prices continued a 3-year rise. What does 2024 have in store for […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Apex Clean Energy enters joint venture to own U.S. energy storage projects

January 22, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Under the new joint venture — funded 60% by SK and 40% by Apex — the latter will oversee the construction and operations of the Great Kiskadee project, as well as future energy storage projects it will own. By combining […]