Tag: utilities

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

What do regulators want most from grid modernization proposals? A compelling business case

September 9, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Some utilities are seeking regulators’ preapproval of massive grid modernization projects, including advanced metering functionality. Near-term preapproval to invest in broad grid-modernization projects will not occur unless utilities focus on developing — jurisdiction by jurisdiction — the most critical requirement […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Duke Energy Lays Out Its Long-Term Clean Energy Pathways — and Price Tags

September 2, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Duke Energy has detailed the various paths its utilities in the Carolinas could take over the next 15 years, a choice that will determine how quickly Duke cuts its carbon footprint and how much it will cost. Duke’s 2020 integrated […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Distributed Energy Helped Fight California’s Grid Outages, But It Could Do Much More

August 28, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

During last week’s heat-wave-driven grid emergency in California, grid operator CAISO and the state’s utilities sent out desperate calls to demand response providers, behind-the-meter battery aggregators, electric-vehicle charging providers, microgrid operators and backup generator owners, seeking whatever help they could […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The West needs an RTO

August 7, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The ‘wild west’ has long been a label for places in which disorderly behavior prevails, especially due to a lack of clear rules or inadequate governance structures. When it comes to our western electricity grid, we are definitely still in […]

Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Philadelphia launches $17 million free-internet campaign

August 6, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As part of Philadelphia’s digital equity initiative, the city announced on Thursday that it will connect 35,000 households with K-12 public school students who lack internet access with up to two years of broadband service, along with devices like laptops […]

Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

EIA Details Impact of Coal-to-Gas Switching

August 5, 2020

Via: PowerMag

U.S. utilities have made a significant move away from coal-fired power generation in the past decade, evidenced by a continuing stream of announced coal plant retirements. That transition has been partly driven by new generation from renewable resources, such as […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Lawmakers seek red team testing of vulnerable grid networks

August 5, 2020

Via: FCW

Senators want to craft authorities for federal agencies and private power infrastructure providers to allow more cybersecurity testing of energy grid network security. Read More on FCW

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

COVID-19 should not prevent utilities from investing in renewables: Xcel CEO

July 22, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Although the renewable energy industry has faced challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the utility industry has remained largely resilient, said Fowke. “On the COVID side … I think our industry is doing a very good job moving forward while […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Utilities propose West Coast charging stations for electric trucks

June 22, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The three West Coast states are being aggressive about mapping out plans to electrify trucks. On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will vote on a proposal to transition fleets to electric. CARB is mulling requirements to make manufacturers […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities remain mute on FERC net metering petition, leave filing to face overwhelming opposition

June 16, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

State regulators, the renewable energy industry, environmentalists, members of Congress and others have been openly opposed to the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) petition from the start, but observers have been less sure of where utility interests would fall, particularly […]