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Electricity Markets
The U.S. Senate on Aug. 7 approved legislation that would extend and expand various energy tax credits, including by making them available for projects owned and operated by tax-exempt entities, including public power. The House is scheduled to take up the bill on Aug. 12.
Distributed Energy Resources
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued new guidance that for the first time will help enable families in HUD-assisted rental housing to subscribe to local community solar where available.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has entered a two-party agreement with GE Hitachi to support TVA's planning and preliminary licensing for a potential deployment of a BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) at the Clinch River Nuclear site and provide additional information needed as TVA continues to analyze the viability of SMRs, subject to future TVA board approval.
Electric Vehicles
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Aug. 4 made California the first state in the nation to allow electric vehicle (EV) owners to measure an EV’s energy use independently from the owner’s main utility meter through submetering.
Platte River Power Authority recently completed its senior leadership team by naming Eddie Gutiérrez as the organization’s chief strategy officer (CSO).
John Giles recently retired as CEO and President of Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG). His retirement was effective as July 29, 2022.
Electricity Markets
Maintaining energy adequacy will be a challenge as non-dispatchable, renewable resources proliferate, according to a new study by ISO New England.
Bills and Rates
North Carolina’s Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC) took action in late July that maintains PWC’s current base electric rates, reduces customer fees, introduces optional electric rates that will offer customers’ choice and continue to support PWC conservation efforts as well as support economic development.