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Grid Modernization
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 29 will convene a Commissioner-led technical conference to discuss electrification, the Commission said in a March 2 notice.
Electric Vehicles
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and five investor-owned utilities (IOUs) on March 2 announced a plan to ensure that electric vehicle drivers have access to a seamless network of charging stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast, through the Midwest and South, and into the Gulf and Central Plains regions.
Siemens Energy has teamed up with Intermountain Power Agency to perform a conceptual design study on integrating a hydrogen energy storage system into an advanced class combined cycle power plant, Siemens Energy said on March 1.
Community Engagement
In a Q&A with Public Power Current, Allen Robbins, General Manager and CEO at Sevier County Electric System in Tennessee, discusses leadership lessons, highlights projects underway (including a large scale solar project) and details what he sees as the biggest challenges facing the utility and the broader public power community in the next five to 10 years.
Grid Modernization
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) recently announced the availability of an asset health monitoring service that will enable centralized management of power plants, substations and power lines for use by its power supply customers, including municipal utilities, cooperatives and manufacturers.
General Electric will provide six new natural gas generators to Colorado Springs Utilities that will help the public power utility bridge the gap from fossil fuel to renewable energy as Colorado Springs Utilities proceeds with plans to retire a power plant by 2023.
The incremental cost of achieving a net-zero carbon economy by 2050 could be as much as $300 billion through 2030, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Distributed Energy Resources
The board of directors for California community choice aggregator (CCA) Valley Clean Energy (VCE) on March 1 approved a 20-year agreement to purchase the output from the Resurgence Solar I project currently under development in San Bernardino County by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC