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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.
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.
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
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.
Energy Storage
Oil and gas company Shell has agreed to acquire 100% of Germany-based sonnen, a company that offers a residential storage product in the U.S.
Safety
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in late January issued a final rule determining that collecting sensitive worker injury data through Forms 300 and 301 would subject the information to a meaningful risk of public disclosure.