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Power Sources
Saying the plant is no longer economic in an evolving California energy market, a unit of General Electric is seeking to decommission and demolish a 750-megawatt power plant in California, according to a regulatory filing.
Distributed Energy Resources
The California Independent System Operator recently curtailed a record amount of solar and wind power.
Reliability
Florida public power utilities Kissimmee Utility Authority and Orlando Utilities Commission reported that they set new power demand records this week with the arrival of soaring temperatures in the state.
Energy Storage
Nevada-based utility NV Energy on June 24 announced the addition of nearly 1,200 megawatts of new solar photovoltaic generation to be built in the state, along with 590 megawatts of battery storage.
Smart Grid
An undersea electric cable connecting Block Island to the mainland boosted reliability for customers of the island's electric utility. While an AMI system helped the utility manage related changes, a new accounting, back office, and customer service software system helped the utility realize the potential of AMI and open the door to innovation.
Cybersecurity and Physical Security
Against the backdrop of heightened tensions with Iran, the U.S. government said it is aware of a recent rise in malicious cyber activity directed at U.S. industries and government agencies by Iranian regime actors and proxies who are increasingly using destructive cyberattacks such as spear phishing.
Energy Storage
Janet Mills, Maine’s Democratic governor, on Thursday signed a bill into law that calls for the establishment of a commission to study the economic, environmental and energy benefits of energy storage.
Reliability
A public power utility that can effectively adopt and implement tools in areas such as safety and reliability will reap a number of benefits, the American Public Power Association’s Mike Hyland and Alex Hofmann said at the Association’s recent National Conference where they detailed strategies for utilities to up their operations games.