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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

America’s Concentrated Solar Power Companies Have All but Disappeared

January 20, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

There are fears for one of America’s last two remaining concentrated solar power developers as the embattled sector attempts to pivot to a new business model abroad. SolarReserve, which developed the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Oregon WTE Facility May Get Renewable Energy Status

January 14, 2020

Via: Waste360

Oregon lawmakers are giving Covanta’s waste-to-energy (WTE) facility in Marion County another chance to be treated as a renewable energy source. According to a Salem Reporter article, State Rep. Brian Clem confirmed that a proposal is in the works to […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Most utilities aren’t getting full value from smart meters, report warns

January 13, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Smart meter adoption rates have soared in the past decade and experts say the technology is foundational to broader grid modernization efforts, but ACEEE’s survey finds utilities typically under-utilize the technology. “Many utilities are underexploiting AMI capabilities and attendant benefits, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

New York Planning 1GW-Plus Offshore Wind Solicitation in 2020

January 9, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

New York confirmed plans to issue its second solicitation for offshore wind farms this year, expected to add at least 1 gigawatt to the state’s pipeline. The upcoming solicitation, to be overseen once again by the New York State Energy […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California’s 2020 legislative session: The ‘wild, Wild West’ of bills targeting PG&E

January 8, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

PG&E’s sweeping public safety power shut-off program provoked widespread criticism from lawmakers, regulators and customers in 2019, after millions of Californians were left without electricity for days. But the utility, which has six months to resolve its wildfire liabilities and […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

10 Rooftop Solar and Storage Predictions for the Next Decade

January 3, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Predicting the future is easy; getting the exact timing is very hard — and especially with all the new technologies and requirements facing the solar and storage industry. So this year I’m giving myself a whole decade to get these […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

PG&E rate case compromise cuts $1.1B proposal to $575M for wildfire mitigation

January 2, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

PG&E’s initial general rate case application requested a nearly $1.1 billion increase over its $8.5 billion revenue for 2019, more than half of which was to fund wildfire mitigation measures, as required in Assembly Bill 1054, passed by the California […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

5 Tangible Advances for Long Duration Energy Storage in 2019

December 30, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Following long duration storage is like rooting for a home team that’s always about to win next year. Lithium-ion batteries utterly dominate grid storage deployments these days. That’s great for the cost decline narrative, in the way that cheap Chinese […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Challenges Remain in Understanding Energy Storage as an Investment

December 27, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Energy storage is a rapidly growing segment of the clean energy sector, and prices are dropping fast. Yet many are still struggling to understand how to value energy storage as an investment. As a growing number of cities, states and […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Top 10 Utility Regulation Trends of 2019

December 26, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

In August, we published the top 10 utility regulation trends of 2019 — so far. With 2019 wrapping up, we look at the 10 trends and actions that stand out above the rest. From the falling cost of renewables and […]