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Electric Vehicles
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to approve legislation to expand the number of electric vehicle charging stations in San Francisco parking facilities. In July, Mayor London Breed unveiled an EV Roadmap that sets a goal of 100 percent emission-free ground transportation by 2040.
Communications and Customer Care
With emerging energy technologies, electric utilities face disruption to their long-established business model of selling kilowatt-hours to customers. This case study is one in a 5-part series that shows how public power utilities across the country are innovating in the face of this disruption and
Community
A report prepared for Pueblo, Colorado, finds forming a public power utility is feasible and could save ratepayers up to 14 percent.
Electric Vehicles
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) recently rejected a proposal by National Grid to set up electric vehicle charging stations. The DPU’s order, 19-150, disallows recovery of “distribution company ownership or operation of EVSE [electric vehicle supply equipment],” but makes
Bonds and Financing
Salt River Project will be coming to market with a sale of more than $436 million of highly rated, 2019 Series A public power revenue bonds. Standard & Poor's Financial Services recently raised its rating on the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District's $3.9 billion of senior-lien debt from 'AA' to 'AA+.
Reliability
Pacific Gas and Electric Company said that every customer impacted by the Public Safety Power Shutoff implemented last week had their power restored. Meanwhile, California Public Utilities Commission President Marybel Batjer ordered PG&E to take a multitude of immediate corrective actions in the wake of the shutoff.
Distributed Energy Resources
A new coalition is calling for California to set a goal of reaching a minimum of 10 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2040 in order to meet the state's commitment to 100 percent renewable power by 2045.
Electricity Markets
The City Council of Del Mar, Calif., agreed to partner with neighboring cities to form a community choice energy program designed to provide residents and businesses with more renewable energy. The action, and the adoption of an implementation ordinance, paves the way for Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Carlsbad to join forces as a joint powers authority.