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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Florida approves TECO solar energy tariff, increasing access to green energy

May 15, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Florida has continued to encourage utility-led development of solar resources. This latest PSC order allows TECO to recover costs and pay for maintenance for a large solar array without impacting its broader customer base. Under the shared solar tariff, TECO […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Arizona nears EV plan finish line, but one commissioner rallies in opposition

May 14, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The commission’s December EV policy statement directed staff to develop an implementation plan, intended to provide guidelines on pilot programs, rate design, cost recovery and other issues. Approval of the implementation plan will effectively be a final vote on the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California regulators dig into safety qualifications of new PG&E board

May 9, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

PG&E announced a sweeping overhaul of its leadership in early April, and now regulators want to make sure those brought on board match up with the NorthStar recommendations PG&E agreed to adopt. The commission will examine whether PG&E’s appointment of […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

In Texas, aggregating public demand is pushing renewables to ‘record low prices’

May 1, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

TEA says it continues to pick up subscribers and more than 20 public entities in Texas have signed letters of interest representing over 150 MW of minimum electricity load, including “some of the largest cities, universities, hospitals and school districts […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How the US Solar Industry Will Weather the ITC Phasedown

April 30, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The price of solar has come down so dramatically in the past few years that it is now competing with and beating generation sources across the board. “Despite the fact that we’re now in a world where there are tariffs […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How Invenergy Quietly Became One of the Biggest Players in Grid Storage

April 19, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

It’s not that Invenergy was ever shy about its storage ambitions. The Chicago-based developer, which has built 22,600 megawatts of wind, solar and natural gas generation, entered the storage market in a big way back in 2015. It delivered two […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California Bill Proposes a Backstop Authority to Secure State’s Power Grid Needs

April 17, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Amid a flurry of energy, environmental, wildfire and Pacific Gas & Electric bankruptcy-related bills emerging for this year’s legislative session, California lawmakers are also grappling with a complicated, yet critical issue — how to secure the energy resources needed to […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hawaiian Electric targets nearly 1.4 GWh storage, 135 MW solar equivalent in latest solicitation

April 11, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

In 2015, Hawaii became the first state in the country to pass a 100% renewable energy bill. The legislation requires investor-owned utility company Hawaiian Electric to achieve a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) of 100% by 2045. For 2018, the utility […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utilities support centralized renewables procurement proposal, but urge caution

April 10, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

California has aggressive environmental goals, but more renewable resource procurement by community aggregation groups has complicated the question of reliability for IOUs charged with delivering the energy. The proposed decision, issued March 18, noted that while IOU customers have “historically […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

New Mexico efficiency bill ensures utilities don’t take hit from lower energy use

April 6, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The New Mexico law is another addition to the state’s growing clean energy programming. This bill in particular is a win-win-win for consumers, environmentalists and utilities, according to Romero. It gives energy companies a higher ceiling to invest in energy […]