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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Impacted US Solar So Far

September 28, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Since the coronavirus pandemic began shutting down cities and states, the U.S. solar industry has had to cope with a new normal. Though it’s only been a few (very, very long) months, solar developers, financiers and installers have pivoted to […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

What’s at Stake for Clean Energy in the US Election?

September 15, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The reality is there’s no bad outcome for clean energy in the upcoming election, though the climate is another story. For clean energy resources — solar, wind and energy storage — the range of possibilities over the next four years […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Atlantic City Electric Proposes Major Energy Efficiency Project

August 28, 2020

Via: Energy Central

Atlantic City Electric has proposed a major project, to modernize and enhance the energy grid across its service area in southern New Jersey. The company is going to invest about $220 million, which works out to approximately $4.30 on the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Major Storms and Pandemic Complicate Utility Response Efforts, Drawing Intense Scrutiny

August 27, 2020

Via: Energy Central

As Hurricane Laura slams into parts of the Louisiana and Texas Gulf coasts, everyone from lawmakers to regulators to customers who are left without power will watch see how nimbly the region’s utilities respond. The challenge for a utility like […]


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 […]


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


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Pennsylvania Site Latest Gas Plant Online in Building Surge

June 25, 2020

Via: PowerMag

Gas-fired power generation in the U.S. remains the top source of electricity production, even as renewable energy continues to take market share. A POWER analysis of projects shows nearly 180 gas-fired units are either under construction or in development nationwide, […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Pandemic Upends The Lives Of People With Disabilities — And Of Their Caregivers

June 17, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Stacy Ellingen, 34, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, lost two of the three caregivers she depends on to dress, shower, eat and use the bathroom. The caregivers — both University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students — returned to their […]


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 […]