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3 Trends That Shaped the Grid Edge in 2019

December 11, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

It isn’t easy to transform a century’s worth of electricity infrastructure from the ground up, particularly in the face of climate-change-induced firestorms. In looking back at 2019’s most important developments on the grid edge — GTM’s term for the interface […]


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New Jersey lowers price utilities pay for solar as it phases out credit program

December 10, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

New Jersey’s SREC program was considered a top-tier incentive program by many renewables and clean energy groups. But the state, like many in the Northeast, has some of the highest power bills in the country, and part of Gov. Murphy’s […]


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Nevada regulators approve NV Energy plan for 1,190 MW of new solar resources

December 9, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

A Nevada law passed in April requires NV Energy to supply 50% of its power from renewable resources by 2030 and 100% from carbon-free sources by 2050. The utility says approval for its long-term resource plan sets it on pace […]


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NV Energy Gets Green Light for Massive Solar-Battery Projects

December 5, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Nevada regulators have given a green light to utility NV Energy’s plan to add nearly 1.2 gigawatts of solar and 590 megawatts of batteries, underscoring a broader push toward renewable energy and storage by other Western utilities also owned by […]


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California proposal rejects wildfire premium in PG&E, other utilities’ ROE

December 4, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The CPUC’s proposed decision maintains the utilities’ test-year 2020 ROE at 2018 values: 10.3% for Southern California Edison, down from the requested 11.45%; 10.25% for PG&E, down from the 12% it applied for; and 10.2% for SDG&E, compared to the […]


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Regulators should ‘ask tough questions about carbon capture’ before closing coal: Wyoming PSC Chair

December 3, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Pressure for climate action coupled with competitive prices for wind, solar and natural gas has made many states move from coal-fired power quicker than expected, and for a state that supplies 40% of the country’s coal to 29 states, that […]


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5 Emerging Energy Technologies to Watch Out For in 2020

December 3, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

This year will likely be remembered as a period of technology consolidation rather than breakthrough innovation in the energy industry. Emerging industries such as offshore wind and lithium-ion battery storage have gone from strength to strength. Meanwhile, more novel technologies […]


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A Texas-Sized Gas-for-Electricity Swap

November 22, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

What would happen if you converted all the single-family homes in Texas from natural gas to electric heating? According to a paper from Pecan Street, an Austin-based energy research organization, the transition would reduce climate-warming pollution, save Texas households up […]


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Fast Times for the US Residential Solar Market

November 21, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Fall earnings season brought a barrage of new data on the performance of rooftop solar installers, since all the large national players are publicly traded. For one thing, the national residential solar company is very much alive, contrary to fears […]


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Orsted Brings 460MW Solar-Plus-Storage Project to Texas Oil Country

November 13, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Denmark’s Ørsted is the leading developer of U.S. offshore wind projects and, thanks to its acquisition of Lincoln Clean Energy last year, a major player in onshore wind. Next on the agenda: utility-scale solar and storage. Ørsted on Wednesday announced […]