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Community Engagement
Nick Freedle, an electric line troubleshooter with Colorado Springs Utilities, recently helped an officer with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife rescue a bear cub from a tree.
The Department of the Interior on May 23 announced that it was taking the next steps toward permitting two proposed transmission projects, which will facilitate increased renewable energy development and delivery in Nevada. Interior’s Bureau of Land Management is initiating the environmental review
Energy Storage
Long term energy storage will be a necessary ingredient in the transition to a decarbonized grid, according to a paper by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The report, Defining Long Duration Energy Storage, published in the Journal of Energy Storage, explores how the growth of renewable
Distributed Energy Resources
The New York Independent System Operator on May 23 reported that New York set a new record for solar generation on Thursday, May 18.
The City of Chattanooga, Tenn., and the city’s public power utility EPB on May 25 marked the completion of a microgrid in Chattanooga.
The U.S. Department of Energy has approved a South Carolina program for strengthening the state’s electric grid resiliency and awarded $10.4 million in funding for the first two years. Santee Cooper, which is owned by the state, will administer the grant for South Carolina.
Community Engagement
Lineworkers from Massachusetts public power utility Belmont Light recently visited the Belmont Cooperative Nursery School where they talked about what a lineworker does, how electricity gets to their homes and how to be safe around electricity.
The Eugene Water & Electric Board is ramping up to rebuild 10 substations in the next decade and the rebuild effort has begun with the Currin Substation.