Tag: regulation

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Solar industry, utilities, ratepayer advocates clash over California net energy metering proposal

November 17, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Last week, the CPUC issued the latest version of its proposal to change California’s net energy metering tariff, which involves moving to a system of net billing where the retail export compensation rate — what customers are paid for the […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

New York’s landmark Reforming the Energy Vision framework remains both vital and unfinished, analysts say

December 9, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

New York’s 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) now dominates the state’s policy debates and agenda on power system transformation, but regulators’ foundational Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiatives and regulatory proceedings remain vital, those whose created and […]

Basic Services, Electric Utility, Public Transport, Public Utilities

Nevada passes clean energy bill requiring state to join RTO, accelerating $2B transmission project

June 2, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

SB 448, introduced by state Sen. Chris Brooks, a Democrat from Las Vegas, advances Nevada’s goal to reach 100% carbon-free resources by 2050, set in a 2019 bill that also raised the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50% by 2030. […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California opens rulemaking on provider of last resort, as customers move away from utilities

March 19, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

A POLR, essentially a utility or entity that is obliged to serve all customers, isn’t specific to the electric sector — telecommunications carriers of last resort, for instance, have existed since the 1990s. In California, the concept has become especially […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utility commission incumbents largely prevailed on election night, but the South could see upsets

November 5, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Voters have retained the majority of incumbent utility commissioners up for reelection this cycle, but in a handful of states, particularly those with no incumbents on the ballot, still face tight or undecided commission races. Incumbents will retain seats in […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities stay silent on proposal to federalize net metering as states call it a ‘threat’ to solar policy

June 4, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

States have been particularly vocal in their opposition to the NERA petition, joined by Democratic federal lawmakers, clean energy advocates and others. Power trade associations, including Edison Electric Institute, Electric Power Supply Association and American Public Power Association have stayed […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Performance-based regulation: Seeking the new utility business model

July 23, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

There is accelerating work to transform the utility business model through performance-based regulation (PBR). Traditionally, utilities earn profits through regulator-approved rate increases that recover investment costs and add a margin of return. Many power sector stakeholders have unfulfilled ambitions to […]

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 […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Trump Cites Infrastructure Woes During State of the Union

February 7, 2019

Via: Waste360

During his State of the Union address on February 5, President Donald Trump reiterated he wants to revamp infrastructure across the U.S. However, he offered no details regarding a plan to make it happen. An HDT Truckinginfo report notes that […]

Basic Services, Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities focus on plausibility, prevention in preparing for worst-case scenarios

October 31, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Aspike in natural disasters this year has left millions without power in the United States for varying lengths of time. And given concerns over climate change and the possibility the trend will continue, customers may be asking if their utility […]

Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities

Massachusetts bill would compel utilities to consider non-wires alternatives

June 15, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Massachusetts lawmakers are considering bills that would advance the state’s interest in microgrids and require the consideration of non-wires alternatives before utilities make investments in grid upgrades. The bill, H. 1725, would require utilities to provide “publicly accessible hosting capacity […]