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Distributed Energy Resources
Ormat Nevada is seeking bids for the purchase of capacity and energy from its repowered 26 megawatt (MW) Heber 2 geothermal project in Heber, Calif.
Bills and Rates
The American Public Power Association (APPA) recently weighed in on an interim final rule (IFR) for coronavirus state and local fiscal relief recovery funds in comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Treasury.
Distributed Energy Resources
Bipartisan legislation in Congress calls for a technology-inclusive, flexible investment tax credit (ITC) or production tax credit (PTC) designed to promote innovation across a range of clean energy technologies, including generation, storage, carbon capture, and hydrogen production. The American Public Power Association (APPA) supports the legislation.
Workforce
Richland, Wash.-based Energy Northwest’s Executive Board on July 29 named Robert Schuetz as the agency’s CEO, effective Aug. 7.
Electricity Markets
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) issued a call for voluntary electricity conservation, for Wednesday, July 28, due to predicted high energy demand and tight supplies across the West.
Electricity Markets
The City and County of San Francisco on July 27 submitted a petition with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) seeking a formal determination of the value of investor-owned Pacific Gas & Electric’s local electric infrastructure, the next step in San Francisco’s efforts to acquire the utility’s city-based electric facilities and complete the city’s transition to public power.
Electric Vehicles
The Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) has been awarded a Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) public access charging grant to support the installation of five dual-port level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in its service territory.
Energy Storage
The pairing of photovoltaic (PV) solar power with battery storage is growing but represents a small portion of the market and cannot be fully explained by economics, according to a new report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).