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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Nevada Senator Introduces Legislation for 50% Renewables by 2030 RPS

March 20, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Nevada lawmakers will consider legislating a higher state renewable portfolio standard, after state Senator Chris Brooks — a former solar entrepreneur — filed legislation this week to increase the standard to 50 percent by 2030. That’s up from the current […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Maine renews net metering as lawmakers prep new clean energy, utility reform bills

March 18, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The elimination of gross metering in Maine marks a shift in legislative priorities for the state, which clean energy advocates say has struggled through eight years of inaction or rollbacks on renewable power policy. LD 91 reestablishes retail rate net […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hungry for green power, tech giants choose between utilities, independent developers

March 12, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

As tech companies and other large energy consumers are increasingly focusing on shifting toward a cleaner power supply, they face a choice to work with utilities or directly with developers. Microsoft announced on Thursday a deal with developer Invenergy for […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

New Mexico Senate Passes 100% Carbon-Free Electricity Target

March 7, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

New Mexico has joined the drumbeat of states pushing for a transition to clean electricity. The state Senate passed the Energy Transition Act (SB 489) late Wednesday night in a 32-9 vote. The ETA would impose a “zero carbon” electricity […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

US Energy Storage Broke Records in 2018, but the Best Is Yet to Come

March 5, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. energy storage industry delivered record deployments in 2018, driven by a strong fourth quarter for utility-scale projects. But the new achievement for the young industry pales compared to what’s to come: an expected doubling in 2019, followed by […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California regulators tee up changes to utility distributed storage programs

February 28, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The proposed decision from ALJ Stevens illustrates increasing scrutiny on utility proposals to own emerging distribution grid technologies like energy storage, microgrids, vehicle chargers and more. In this case, California’s three large investor-owned utilities proposed projects to meet AB 2868, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

New York utilities propose cybersecurity protocols for third parties

February 27, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

As the electric grid becomes more distributed and interconnected, cybersecurity is increasingly a concern: the New York utilities say the cost of a cybersecurity incident averaged more than $17 million for the sector in 2017, a 22.7% increase over the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

What’s the Problem With Subsidizing Private-Sector Rural Electrification?

February 22, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 calls for universal electrification by 2030. We are going to start this article by saying something controversial about it. Here we go. “Achieving universal electrification requires subsidy.” We’re not quite sure when this […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hawaiian Electric works against the clock to add storage, renewables

February 13, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

HECO officials say they need to move quickly to find replacement power for retiring generators, and believe procurements focused on energy storage will be faster than an all-resource call that could take significantly longer to work though. The PUC is […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utility bosses expect sharp rise in consumers going off-grid

February 12, 2019

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Utility bosses believe that the risk of electricity consumers going off-grid and using it only as occasional backup will increase significantly in the next two years. That’s according to a new study from Accenture, in which 95 per cent of […]