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Customer Service
A new J.D. Power study shows that public power utilities in several parts of the U.S. are among the leading utilities to earn high marks for business customer satisfaction.
Energy Efficiency
Belmont Light in Massachusetts has launched an education and marketing program aimed at providing customers with the information they need to install air-source heat pumps.
Distributed Energy Resources
Three public power cities in Texas – Bryan, Denton and Garland – have entered into agreements to buy energy from a 1,310-megawatt solar energy generation facility to be built in the state.
Generation
A team led by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been awarded a $9.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to support research and development related to hydrogen production from fossil assets without carbon emissions.
Reliability
The Eastern Interconnection should be able to maintain system frequency for at least the next five years, according to a group of transmission planning coordinators.
Electricity Markets
New England will require economy wide electrification to achieve greenhouse gas reduction targets, according to a new report by Energy + Environmental Economics (E3) and Energy Futures Initiative (EFI).
Transmission
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) on Nov. 24 announced the completion of work and energization of the first segment of one of the lines for its Smart Path Transmission project, the upgrade of the Moses to Adirondack transmission lines 1 and 2.
Reliability
There will be sufficient resources in service to meet electrical demand during the upcoming winter season, according to the latest reliability assessment by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC), but the organization also cautioned that there are continuing risks regarding supplies of natural gas in New England, California and the Southwest.