July 23, 2014 - APPA, others ask FERC to reconsider decision on New England transmission rates of return
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not provide justification for its decision to grant New England transmission owners a base rate of return on equity—10.57 percent—that is "far above the central value" of a zone of reasonableness, the American Public Power Association and others said in a July 21 request for rehearing.
July 23, 2014 - CPS Energy's commercial energy calculator from Apogee helps businesses cut energy costs
CPS Energy, the municipal electric and natural gas utility in San Antonio, Texas, said yesterday it has launched a new online energy calculator to help its business customers pinpoint ways to cut energy use and costs in their facilities.
July 23, 2014 - O'Malia resigns from CFTC
Scott O’Malia is stepping down from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), effective Aug. 8.
July 23, 2014 - APPA offers webinar next week on rate making for utility boards and councils
APPA (in conjunction with Hometown Connections) will hold a webinar on "Strategic Planning for Utility Boards and City Councils," on Tuesday, July 29, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Eastern time.
July 22, 2014 - Boulder files petition to acquire Xcel facilities to create a municipal utility
The City of Boulder, Colorado, filed a condemnation petition in Boulder District Court on July 17 seeking to acquire portions of the electric system owned by Xcel Energy that are necessary to create a municipal electric utility.
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