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Electricity Markets
Responding to requests for rehearing of its Order No. 845, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 21 clarified certain reforms included in the final rule issued last year aimed at enhancing certainty, transparency, and efficiency in the generator interconnection process.
Energy Storage
Arizona Public Service on Feb. 21 said it would add 850 MW of energy storage and 100 MW of solar power by 2025, calling the move “a major down payment on Arizona’s continued progress toward an energy future that is clean, reliable and affordable.” The plan puts APS in the lead for the single,
Electric Vehicles
Utilities collecting data on electric vehicle charging patterns and focusing on different methods to promote off-peak charging were among the top EV trends of 2018, according to a new report issued by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center.
Power Sources
The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on Feb. 21 announced plans to cease operation of two electric generating units at its Quindaro Power Station in late 2019.
Electricity Markets
Community choice aggregators in Northern California have filed a petition asking the California Public Utilities Commission to take action to restructure investor-owned utility, Pacific Gas and Electric, taking it out of the retail energy business and making it a “wires-only” company.
Electric Vehicles
For owners of electric vehicles who charge their EVs at home using a ChargePoint Home charger, “Alexa, charge my electric vehicle” has likely become a frequent command they give to the virtual assistant before retiring for the night. Taking advantage of the growth in interconnected devices in homes,
Community
While public power utilities have repeatedly shown their ability to excel in helping each other out during large-scale mutual aid events, there are also plenty of examples where such aid takes the form of providing materials, as opposed to manpower.
Electric Vehicles
American Municipal Power has teamed up with the Smart Electric Power Alliance to develop an electric vehicle toolkit and related guidebook for public power utilities. The project is being funded in part by a grant from the American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Development (DEED) program.