October 8, 2015 - New GE company will focus on storage, solar, LED and EVs
GE on Oct. 7 unveiled the creation of a company that will bring together GE's solar, LED, energy storage and electric vehicle businesses under one roof and will start with more than $1 billion of revenue.
October 8, 2015 - Southeast solar installer partners with battery developer to harness Georgia’s growing solar market
Georgia-based Hannah Solar recently announced a partnership with a German energy storage company to market residential solar-plus-storage products. Hannah said legislation in Georgia has sparked a growing solar market, allowing the solar company to expand further into the residential space.
October 8, 2015 - With EPA rule kicking in, keeping rates affordable is a worry, says FERC’s Clark
As U.S. utilities take steps to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, “keeping the lights on at an affordable rate could be a real challenge,” Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Tony Clark told a Washington, D.C., energy conference.
October 7, 2015 - Denton Municipal Electric considers aiming for 70 percent renewables by 2019
A Texas public power utility is soliciting public comment on a plan that would take the city’s electricity generation portfolio to 70 percent renewable by 2019. A new natural-gas-fired power plant is tied to making the plan a success.
October 7, 2015 - Moeller to leave FERC at end of October
Philip D. Moeller, a long-time member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, announced on Oct. 6 that he will step down from FERC at the end of October.
- Florida utility CEO says energy storage could ultimately displace peaker plants
- 7-MW energy storage facility, 4-MW solar plant to be installed in public power village
- Utility agrees to sell ownership in 425 megawatts of solar capacity
- Utility-scale solar price hits all-time low, study finds
- Court injunction blocking 'Waters of US' rule applies to 13 states, not entire US
- Moeller to leave FERC at end of October
- Public Power Weekly Exclusive: Microgrids: Self-sufficient energy islands
- Public Power Weekly Exclusive: LED streetlight conversion project saves energy, money for public power utility
- Multi-year reliability project is completed in Florida Keys
- New Hampshire utilities grapple with confusion over ‘grid modernization’
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