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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 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Colorado Utility Will Close Coal Plant 16 Years Early

June 16, 2020

Via: PowerMag

A Colorado-based electric utility owned by the four communities it serves announced it will close its remaining coal-fired plant by the end of the decade, a facility that had a planned retirement date of 2046. The Platte River Power Authority […]


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

S&P: Some utilities have less ‘financial cushion’ to maintain credit quality in recession

April 6, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Regulated utilities are a popular investment choice at times of high volatility because they sell necessities and receive a rate of return set by regulators, rather than the market. Utilities do, however, frequently need to help fund their operations throughout […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Wisconsin regulators launch investigation into COVID-19 related costs for utilities

March 31, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Twenty one U.S. utility regulators have mandated electric utilities suspend disconnections during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Energy and Policy Institute, which has forced 31 states as of Tuesday morning to issue a shelter-in-place notice that mandates residents stay […]


Basic Services, Others

Utilities on high alert as phishing attempts, cyber probing spike related to Coronavirus

March 9, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

On its face, a link between the Coronavirus and electric grid security may not be obvious. But experts say the virus — and the related news frenzy — can pose a threat to utilities. At the same time, while COVID-19 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities say they are prepared to meet cyber threats. Are they?

February 14, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The power sector in the the United States faces a growing cybersecurity threat from increasingly sophisticated hackers, but a new survey from Utility Dive shows companies generally believe they are well prepared. And experts concur, pointing to rising spending levels […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California proposes 10-year transportation electrification planning process for SCE, other IOUs

February 11, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

California’s transportation electrification goals require the state to set up 250,000 public charging stations — 10,000 of which must be direct current fast charging stations —​ by 2025. The state currently leads the nation in utility investments in transportation electrification, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Public Safety Power Shutoffs: How Utilities Could Partner

February 3, 2020

Via: PowerMag

On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, the Camp Fire erupted 90 miles north of Sacramento, California (Figure 1). This fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, ultimately causing 85 fatalities. The fire started under Pacific […]