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  • What will electricity pricing look like in 2040?

    Aug 28, 2019 12:50 PM

    Rising renewables penetrations are increasing the need for utilities to alter rate designs. More dynamic pricing can signal customers when bill savings are possible for shifting use away from high demand periods. Automated technologies can help customers respond. And strong customer participation in these programs can turn variable renewables' threats into system benefits. But will this overburden customers?

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  • PG&E fights for control of its future, access to new wildfire fund

    Aug 26, 2019 12:00 PM

    Dive Brief: Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) will file a reorganization plan by Sept. 9, pledging "rate neutrality" for its 16 million customers, and this week asked a bankruptcy judge to reject requests from its creditors that they too be allowed to propose financial recovery strategies for the embattled utility. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali is expected to rule on calls to end the exclusivity period either Friday or Monday.

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  • Study explores blockchain challenges, opportunities

    Aug 23, 2019 12:00 PM

    A new report from the Congressional Research Service explores the opportunities and challenges associated with the expanded use of Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology in the energy sector. While the two technologies are related, they are also distinct and in the report, “Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Energy Sector,” represent two separate lines of inquiry.

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  • New Mexico senator moves to impeach utility commissioners as tensions rise over San Juan closure

    Aug 22, 2019 12:30 PM

    Dive Brief: The New Mexico state legislature is looking into an impeachment proceeding for three of the state's five utility regulators as tensions mount over implementation of the state's comprehensive clean energy bill. State Sen. Jacob Candelaria, D, on Wednesday "asked legislative lawyers to begin exploring impeachment" of Commissioners Jefferson Byrd, Valerie Espinoza and Theresa Becenti-Aguilar.

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  • EPA Provides Resilient, Renewable Energy Study Results to Culebra, Puerto Rico

    Aug 22, 2019 12:00 PM

    Culebra, Puerto Rico – In its continuing efforts to help the Caribbean recover from the long-term impacts from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have published the results of a study to take steps to provide renewable energy through a hybrid microgrid to the Puerto Rico island of Culebra.

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  • Appeals court tosses California PURPA programs

    Aug 16, 2019 03:00 PM

    A California renewable energy program and a related standard offer contract violate the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The July 29 decision could affect renewable energy developers in the West and comes as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is considering revamping its rules governing PURPA.

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  • New York issues redo of Northern Access denial, but FERC order may void impact

    Aug 15, 2019 03:00 PM

    Washington — New York has again denied a water quality certification for the Northern Access 2016 gas pipeline project. But the action may be undercut by the fact that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in August 2018 already found New York's review of the project waived because the state exceeded a Clean Water Act timeframe in which to act.

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  • Coal, nuclear could see boost in New England this winter as new tariff goes into effect

    Aug 14, 2019 03:30 PM

    Baseload generators in New England received assurance that they will be directly compensated for on-site fuel supplies by the region's grid operator in upcoming winters, as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission allowed new short term reforms from ISO-New England (ISO-NE) to take effect on Tuesday.​

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  • Southwest Power Pool moves to boost reliability, storage amid CEO resignation

    Aug 12, 2019 12:00 PM

    The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Board of Directors on Monday approved 21 stakeholder policy recommendations on critical issues, such as enhancing reliability and cost allocation for new transmission. ​

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  • 9th Circuit contradicts FERC in favor of solar developers in California PURPA case

    Aug 09, 2019 12:00 PM

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that California is not compliant with the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), upholding a previous district court decision and contradicting a 2015 decision from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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