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Grid Modernization
The City of Erie, Ks., has completed the installation of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for its public power utility.
Electricity Markets
The American Public Power Association (APPA) is taking a number of actions to help its member utilities respond to ongoing supply chain challenges in the electric utility sector.
Environment
The U.S. Supreme Court on May 26 cleared the way for the Biden administration’s plan to set interim estimates for the social cost of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) for federal agencies to use.
Electric Vehicles
The Governing Board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority approved a purchase contract for electric vehicles at a May 26 Board of Directors meeting.
Generation
The extended drought in California could cut the state’s summer electricity generation from hydropower nearly in half compared with normal precipitation conditions, according to an analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Energy Storage
Texas-based power generator Vistra on May 23 announced that its DeCordova Energy Storage Facility in Granbury, Texas, is now online. The 260-megawatt/260 megawatt-hour battery energy storage project is the largest of its kind in Texas, according to Vistra.
Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year, which would make it the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season.
Electricity Markets
Electrification is projected to increase annual net electricity use in ISO New England by 14 percent over the next decade, according to a report by the ISO.