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Electric Vehicles
Longer range electric vehicles and more powerful chargers could be a “boon to utilities” technically, environmentally, and financially, but will require utilities to adopt strategies for optimizing residential EV charging, according to a new report from research firm Pecan Street. The premise of the
Energy Storage
A group of Massachusetts state lawmakers on April 23 toured the Reading Municipal Light Department’s (RMLD) Minuteman Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in North Reading, Mass.
Workforce
The American Public Power Association is inviting member organizations from Region 2 to nominate candidates for a seat on APPA’s board of directors to represent that region on the board. Nominations must be submitted no later than May 21, 2021
Distributed Energy Resources
Salt River Project (SRP) on May 3 unveiled plans to more than double its 2025 utility-scale solar commitment to now add a total of 2,025 megawatts (MW) of new utility-scale solar energy to its power system by the end of fiscal year 2025, driven in part by dedicated customer demand for new renewables.
Distributed Energy Resources
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, recently visited a Snohomish County PUD microgrid site. The Arlington microgrid is currently undergoing testing and commissioning and should be fully operational in a few months.
Generation
Washington State’s Chelan County Public Utility District and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) on April 27 unveiled a new contract for hydropower from two PUD hydro projects on the Columbia River.
Security and Resilience (Cyber and Physical)
In order to remove unnecessary barriers and reduce the credibility of malicious impersonation attempts, .gov domains are now available at no cost for qualifying organizations. Prior to the action, the price of .gov domains was $400 per year, a fee that has been felt most acutely by smaller municipalities and the election community.
Grid Modernization
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month – commemorated each May – the American Public Power Association’s Public Power Current newsletter is proudly spotlighting the leadership roles our API colleagues have at public power utilities across the United States and at our U.S. territories in the Western Pacific. We kickoff our coverage by sharing updates from Guam.