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Power Sources
Nuclear power is often overlooked in the debates about the electric power sector’s role in climate change.When nuclear power is mentioned, the conversation often bogs down over concerns about cost and safety. But Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems has found another solution, one it says addresses, and answers, both of those concerns.
Electricity Markets
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has issued a report proposing that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reform its implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978. FERC should identity competitive practices in non-regional transmission organizati
Energy Storage
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that $40 million will be made available to support solar projects that integrate energy storage, which will help to accelerate progress toward New York's energy storage target of 1,500 megawatts by 2025.
Electricity Markets
The PJM Interconnection Board of Managers has launched an independent review of the June 2018 default of GreenHat Energy LLC, a financial transmission rights trader in the PJM markets. The board has formed a special committee of three board members to direct the review.
Disaster Response
The Florida Municipal Electric Association on Oct. 16 reported that in the city of Tallahassee 95% of customers who can receive power have been restored as the city and other parts of the state continue to recover from Hurricane Michael.
Fires in underground electrical vaults are a troublesome, expensive and potentially dangerous reality for many utilities. But Seattle City Light and the Seattle Fire Department have formed what is thought to be a first-in-the-nation partnership to combat the problem, saving money and reducing outage times in the process.
Missouri’s Hannibal Board of Public Works recognized that it needed to break free from its historical way of doing things to better serve its customers and adopt more efficient ways of doing business. By leveraging the latest technology applications, the public power utility has quickly been able to improve operations in many areas including customer service and field work.
The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees recently approved $124 million for the initial permitting, engineering, design and procurement of new steel poles and foundations for the planned rebuild of the Power Authority’s major North-South power transmission line.