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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Two barriers to utility and customer savings with flexible loads and how regulators can help

January 6, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities’ ability to protect reliability in today’s rapid transition to variable, distributed generation faces two key barriers and regulators’ help is needed to overcome them. Advanced demand response (DR) can use the flexibility of customer-owned technologies to meet the balancing […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Five trends accelerating renewables convergence

December 29, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Deloitte has focused on the top five trends fostering industry collaboration and presented a market outlook for 2021. Deal activity rises across the value chain as stakeholders consolidate positions – Renewable energy dealmaking will likely rise in 2021 as companies, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

PG&E’s Latest Energy Storage Procurement Includes Fleet of Behind-the-Meter Batteries

December 23, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Pacific Gas & Electric is asking state regulators to approve another massive round of energy storage procurements, including its first large-scale contract for behind-the-meter batteries to serve grid needs. The six projects announced Wednesday add up to 387 megawatts and […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Utility regulators wake up to the long-term risks of gas

December 9, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Throughout this year, a subtle but meaningful shift has occurred within utility regulatory agencies across the country. Multiple states have opened official proceedings investigating the future of gas distribution in their state. This could be the beginning of a significant […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

FirstEnergy’s Carbon-Reduction Pledge Lacks Clear Path to Cutting Coal Use

November 11, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Ohio-based utility FirstEnergy is following the example of an increasing number of U.S. utilities in promising to reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2050. But its reliance on its own coal-fired power plants in a region with relatively low […]


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

Election 2020: Xcel Energy, municipalization advocates face off in Boulder

October 30, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Astalemate-breaking franchise proposal to end the 10-year, $27.6 million legal and regulatory fight by Boulder, Colorado, to replace Xcel Energy with a municipal electric utility goes to voters next month, one of more than 100 statewide ballot measures being put […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Solar PV installations to hit 115GW in 2020 says report

October 28, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

A new report released by analysts at Wood Mackenzie states that new solar PV projects are expected to hit 115GW this year, a 5% increase on installations in 2019. “The most severe of lockdowns have ended in almost all countries, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As conflict rises over utility DER ownership, a Duke Florida program could offer a way forward

October 23, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities are pushing for a bigger role in integrating distributed energy resources (DER) in their service territories, saying their ownership would benefit customers. They also see economic opportunity and other advantages in the flexibility of DER, which is becoming vital […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Ontario utility to advance nuclear SMR development

October 9, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The Toronto-based utility is doing engineering and design work with GE Hitachi, Terrestrial Energy and X-energy. SMRs, if built and commissioned, could generate anywhere from one to 300MWs of carbon-free energy into the grid and deployed at a fraction of […]