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Community Engagement
Member utilities of the American Public Power Association (APPA) are encouraged to apply for the Sue Kelly Community Service Award. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 31, 2022.
Community Engagement
Ann Arbor, Michigan’s City Council on Jan. 18 unanimously adopted a resolution initiating a feasibility study for a public power utility.
Distributed Energy Resources
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is seeking offers for up to 2,000 swine renewable energy credits (RECs) that meet the North Carolina Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard,
Electricity Markets
The Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power), a nonprofit, statewide generation and transmission organization, has joined the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) effective Jan. 13, 2022.
Electricity Markets
Utility customer enrollment in both retail demand response and dynamic pricing programs increased from 2018 to 2019 and data suggests that as more advanced meters are deployed utilities will continue to see increasing enrollment levels, according to a new report from the staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Environment
Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the Industrial and energy sectors have fallen in New York State, but transportation and building emissions have risen, according to a new report by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
Environment
Florida public power utility JEA kicked off 2022 with a reduced emissions footprint as a result of the closure of Plant Scherer’s Unit 4, in Juliette, Ga.
Bonds and Financing
Fitch Ratings recently affirmed the “AA-“ rating on bonds issued by Silicon Valley Power (SVP), which is the operating public power utility for the City of Santa Clara, Calif.