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Bonds and Financing
Moody’s Investors Service is maintaining its stable outlook for the public power electric utility sector for 2019, reflecting the industry’s self-regulated cost recovery mechanisms, sound financial metrics and competitive product.
Bonds and Financing
Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, will co-chair the House Municipal Finance Caucus, according to a statement released on Dec. 10 by current caucus co-chairman Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md. Stivers replaces Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill., who failed to win re-election this fall.
Electricity Markets
Investment research firm Morningstar says that cannabis cultivation, data centers and electric vehicle charging could boost U.S. power demand substantially, making the firm’s forecast more robust than the forecast of the Energy Information Administration and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Reliability
California public power utility Sacramento Municipal Utility District has turned to x-ray technology to help ensure the health of its power system.
Energy Storage
North Carolina’s energy storage market could grow to more than 1,000 megawatts by 2030, according to a report released by researchers at N.C. State University and N.C. Central University.
Distributed Energy Resources
The Platte River Power Authority Board of Directors on Dec. 6 unanimously passed a resource diversification policy calling for a 100 percent non-carbon energy mix by 2030 provided key advancements are achieved that would enable goal attainment. The policy directs Platte River management to proactive
Environment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Dec. 6 proposed revisions to the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for new, modified, and reconstructed coal-fired power plants.
Electric Vehicles
In an effort to boost the use of electric vehicles in New York, the New York Power Authority, investor-owned utilities and state agencies are seeking approval of a plan to spur the installation of public direct current fast charging stations.