February 27, 2017 - EIA says 2016 capacity increase was largest net change since 2011
More than 27 gigawatts of electricity generating capacity was added to the U.S. power grid during 2016, the largest amount of added capacity since 2012, the Energy Information Administration reported on Feb. 27.
February 27, 2017 - SMUD, balancing authority sign agreement with ISO on EIM participation
The Balancing Authority of Northern California, acting on behalf of its member, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, on Feb. 24 signed an agreement with the California Independent System Operator to participate in the ISO’s western Energy Imbalance Market starting in April 2019.
February 27, 2017 - Sponsored Advertising Feature How small public power utilities gain a bigger voice
The Kansas Power Pool, a public power agency that provides energy and transmission services to 24 public power utilities in Kansas, says that by partnering with GridLiance it is gaining the expertise and staffing support it needs to deal with increasingly complex North American Electric Reliability Corporation compliance requirements and to pursue transmission projects that would benefit its members and their region.
February 24, 2017 - Lawmakers urge President Trump to act on FERC vacancies
A group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Feb. 22 urged President Trump to promptly nominate at least one individual to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has been without a quorum since the departure of Norman Bay in early February.
February 24, 2017 - Mich. utility pulls $15 mil plan to build EV charging stations
Consumers Energy has withdrawn its request to implement a $15 million program to build plug-in electric vehicle charging stations in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
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