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Are utilities in the Southeastern U.S. doing enough to decarbonize? SACE report says not yet (but here’s how)

Are utilities in the Southeastern U.S. doing enough to decarbonize? SACE report says not yet (but here’s how)

August 12, 2019 at 11:34 am 0 comments

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) shows how changes in power generation have led to reductions in carbon emissions from electric utilities in the Southeast over the last decade in a report. The group also analyzes factors that could determine whether or how decarbonization continues. “Utilities, states, and citiesRead More

California’s renewable industries support a bill to stabilize utilities while holding them accountable

California’s renewable industries support a bill to stabilize utilities while holding them accountable

July 1, 2019 at 11:37 am 0 comments

California’s wind, solar, geothermal, and bioenergy industries are commending California Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders for introducing legislation to stabilize California’s energy markets in the wake of unprecedented wildfires and climate catastrophes.  The recently introduced AB 1054 is designed to both stabilize and hold accountable the state’s largest utilitiesRead More

Colorado Springs Utilities upgrade their demand response software, add a peak savings program

Colorado Springs Utilities upgrade their demand response software, add a peak savings program

December 3, 2018 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Colorado Springs Utilities are going to start using AutoGrid to consolidate management of its demand response resources into a unified system. With the deployment of this software, qualifying commercial and industrial customers now have the option to participate in Springs Utilities’ Peak Savings Program. This program is designed to saveRead More

Which utilities in the South are the most solar friendly? The Southern Environmental Law Center tells us

Which utilities in the South are the most solar friendly? The Southern Environmental Law Center tells us

October 29, 2018 at 12:01 pm 2 comments

How do utilities grade out in terms of their solar friendliness? The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) launched a new website to tell us. The Rates of Solar website is an interactive site that provides simple, straight-forward information about how utilities across the Southeast United States are treating customers withRead More

Hawaii reforms utility incentive structure to focus on ratepayer benefits

Hawaii reforms utility incentive structure to focus on ratepayer benefits

April 25, 2018 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Hawaii is reforming the old timey model for how investor-owned electric utilities get paid. Thanks to Governor David Ige signing SB 2939, future utility revenues — in the form of performance incentives or penalties — will be linked to performance metrics. This includes incentives for Hawaiian utilities to connect moreRead More

These utilities are adding the most solar, storage to the grid

These utilities are adding the most solar, storage to the grid

April 25, 2018 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

  The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced its annual Top 10 lists recognizing the U.S. utilities that added the most new solar and storage to the grid in 2017. Compiled as part of SEPA’s 11th annual Utility Market Survey, the lists include the top utilities in four categories:Read More

PUC of Ohio seeks public comment after utilities seek higher fixed charges

PUC of Ohio seeks public comment after utilities seek higher fixed charges

April 5, 2017 at 12:51 pm 1 comment

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is kicking off a series of four public hearings around the state over the next two weeks to get public input on AEP Ohio’s proposal to more than double the ‘fixed charges’ residents must pay on their electric bills each month. Fixed chargesRead More

Solar Power Northeast: Utility model ‘is not only energy inefficient, it’s financially inefficient’

Solar Power Northeast: Utility model ‘is not only energy inefficient, it’s financially inefficient’

February 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm 3 comments

Before it can take up a larger portion of the grid, solar technology must prove its economic worth, or so we’ve all been told. That is definitely still a charge for the industry going forward, but during the opening session at Solar Power Northeast, Richard Kauffman, New York’s chairman ofRead More

New system could improve solar power prediction models by 50 percent

New system could improve solar power prediction models by 50 percent

August 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

The only thing standing in the way of solar energy, on most days, are clouds. Until we can develop some sort of weather-controlling machine like villains in horrible movie adaptations of comic books, the best defense against a cloudy day is a better forecast of those clouds. Thanks to theRead More

New York: Making energy affordable for low-income residents, reforming how utilities make money

New York: Making energy affordable for low-income residents, reforming how utilities make money

May 23, 2016 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

The New York State Public Service Commission has put in place the state’s first-ever Energy Affordability Policy, which will provide nearly two million low-income New Yorkers with $248 million in direct cost relief each year. The new policy will limit energy costs for low-income New Yorkers to no more thanRead More