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The Florida Municipal Power Agency recently filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency voicing concerns about EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas rule for electric utilities.
Energy Storage
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on July 28 announced the creation of a new Inter-Agency Fire Safety Working Group to ensure the safety and security of energy storage systems across the state, following fire incidents at facilities in the state this summer.
Distributed Energy Resources
A 200-megawatt solar energy facility that will supply energy to Michigan public power utilities recently started commercial operations. Located in Calhoun County, Michigan, the Calhoun Solar Energy Center was developed by Invenergy.
Georgia Power on July 31 said that Plant Vogtle Unit 3, a new nuclear power unit in Georgia, has entered commercial operation.
Using a Demonstration of Energy and Efficiency Developments program grant from the American Public Power Association, the Northern California Power Agency has completed a study marking the initial development of a clean hydrogen production and storage facility.
Energy Efficiency
The U.S. Department of Energy on July 27 announced that it is accepting applications for state and territory implementation of the two home energy rebate programs created by the Inflation Reduction Act.
CFPP LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, on July 31 submitted an application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeking approval to start early construction activities tied to a small modular reactor project prior to the issuance of a combined license by the NRC.
Electricity Markets
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 27 approved a final rule that reforms the Commission’s standard generator interconnection procedures and agreements.