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Electricity Markets
The Bonneville Power Administration on June 20 issued a letter to the region in which BPA describes the business case and legal authority for joining the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), as well as what it said are important related policy proposals. The letter to the region also proposes BPA
Solar
The New York Power Authority and several research partners are moving into the final phase of a solar forecasting project, funded at $1.85 million, which will be able to predict solar energy generation to improve electric grid reliability and economic efficiency of power systems.
Distributed Energy Resources
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on June 21 unanimously granted the state’s first award for offshore wind to the Ocean Wind 1,100-megawatt project.
Community
Boulder, Colo., is offering Xcel Energy $82 million for the investor-owned utility company’s electric distribution assets in the city as part of a nearly decade long effort to form a public power utility.
Environment
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the final Affordable Clean Energy Rule, which will replace the Clean Power Plan.
Environment
New York is poised to adopt what would be one of the most aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets in the U.S. under a bill passed by the state Legislature in the early morning hours of June 20 and supported by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Electric Vehicles
Nebraska Public Power District, in partnership with its wholesale utility customers, the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the Nebraska Community Energy Alliance, has introduced three programs that will help to reduce the purchase price of an electric vehicle.
Electricity Markets
Cheryl LaFleur, who has served as a Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for nine years, on June 20 said that she will be leaving FERC at the end of August.