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Distributed Energy Resources
At the beginning of the year, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) began providing 100% clean energy to all of its customers, making it one of a handful of cities to reach that goal.
Community Engagement
American Municipal Power Inc.’s (AMP) Board of Trustees on Feb. 20 announced that Jolene Thompson has been named as AMP’s new President and CEO.
Community Engagement
Mark Bonsall, President and CEO of Santee Cooper, the state-owned public power utility in South Carolina, on Feb. 14 outlined for Santee Cooper’s Board of Directors the multitude of benefits expected to flow from Santee Cooper’s new reform plan including being able to pay off $3.6 billion in debt in 12 years.
Generation
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Tennessee Valley Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate a new generation of flexible, cost-effective advanced nuclear reactors, TVA reported on Feb. 19.
Electricity Markets
The House Science, Space and Technology Committee on Feb. 12 passed four pieces of energy-related measures that will affect public power.
Electric Vehicles
Policymakers and regulators in several states directed utilities to develop comprehensive transportation electrification plans during 2019, one of several major electric vehicle trends last year, a new report from the NC Clean Energy Technology Center said. Lawmakers in New Mexico and Washington
Bonds and Financing
The American Public Power Association submitted a statement to Congress encouraging the implementation of various bond modernization proposals, including the reinstatement of tax-exempt advance refunding bonds and allowing for comparable incentives for energy investments and production.
Distributed Energy Resources
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) in New York is rolling out a new, two-pronged community solar program.