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Basic Services, Electric Utility, Others, Public Utilities

Texas regulators defer to legislature on utility ownership of energy storage

January 18, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The market for energy storage in Texas is in limbo, in part because key issues regarding utility ownership of energy storage have yet to be resolved. The issue arose a year ago when the PUCT dismissed a request by AEP […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

2019 Power Sector Outlook: Top trends to watch

January 15, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

2019 comes on the heels of a landmark year that heightened a national conversation about resilience, brought more natural gas capacity onto the grid than renewable generation for the first time since 2013 and boosted energy storage in wholesale power […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

APPA releases smart city roadmap for power utilities

January 9, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The term “smart city” is difficult to decisively define, as different aspects of technology, sustainability and equity all play a part, and each city focuses on a slightly different mixture. That dynamic has made it difficult for some municipalities to […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

6 utility trends to look out for in 2019

January 4, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The electric utility industry is abuzz with terms like blockchain and hosting capacity analysis. While the industry is certainly likely to hear more about these topics in the coming year, applications will likely be isolated to a few states in […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Alphabet Spins Off Malta, a Long-Duration Electro-Thermal Storage Startup, With $26 Million Raise

December 23, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Malta has graduated from incubation to long-duration grid storage startup, with a $26 million raise led by the billionaire-backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Concord New Energy and Alfa Laval joined the round. The project started life in X, Alphabet’s far-out R&D […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Analysts Confirm New Record Low Solar PPA in Texas

December 14, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

New Braunfels Utilities, a municipally-owned utility in Texas, signed a new record low Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in Q4 of this year at under $25 per megawatt-hour. The 15-year contract with Engie-affiliated Long Draw Solar is the lowest confirmed in […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Electric Heat Pumps Can Slash Heating Emissions by More Than Half in California Homes

December 3, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

According to a new Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study, published in the Electricity Journal, electric heat pumps should be part of any long-term building decarbonization strategy in California. “If you purchase and install a new heat pump today, you […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Florida Power & Light closes in on acquisition of Vero Beach utility

November 28, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Vero Beach customers are expected to see a significant drop in monthly bills — more than 21% — once the city’s system has been integrated with FPL’s own grid. The steep bill reduction illustrates why Vero Beach approached FPL in […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Electric Utility, Public Utilities

New Governors May Bring Gigawatts of Renewable Additions Across America

November 21, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Democrats came away from this year’s midterm elections with 14 governorships. The party flipped seven of those seats from Republicans. Of Democrats who ran, six campaigned on pledges to increase renewable energy in their state. The results of those elections […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Solar and wind now the cheapest power source says BloombergNEF

November 19, 2018

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Unsubsidised solar and onshore wind are now the cheapest source of new bulk power in all major economies except Japan thanks to falling technology costs. That’s the findings of a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which examines the […]