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Energy Storage
The costs of utility scale battery storage in the United States fell about 70% between 2015 and 2018, according to data compiled by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a part of the Department of Energy. The average energy capacity cost of utility-scale battery storage went from $2,152 per
Distributed Energy Resources
California community choice aggregator Clean Power Alliance recently released a request for offers to expand its renewable energy portfolio.
Customer Service
When Concord Municipal Light Plant (CMLP) received notice that its financial and accounting software would no longer be supported, it turned out to be a good thing. After a year of deciding on goals, mapping out the scope of work, reviewing offers from various vendors, and talking to utilities that had been through a similar transition, CMLP chose National Information Solutions Cooperative to supply an enterprise solution to serve all its needs.
Energy Storage
The California Public Utilities Commission on Oct. 22 revised its Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) to increase focus on supporting energy storage for low-income customers and communities, medically vulnerable customers and facilities that provide critical services.
Energy Efficiency
Energy New England, which manages power supplies for more than 20 municipal electric systems throughout New England, is now offering energy assessments to customers of Rhode Island’s Block Island Utility District.
Reliability
The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a partnership that aims to support remote and islanded communities seeking to transform their energy systems and lower their vulnerability to energy disruptions.
Energy Efficiency
The Glendale City Council in California has unanimously approved multiple energy efficiency and demand response programs for Glendale Water & Power, the city’s public power utility.
Environment
The Environmental Protection Agency on Oct. 15 proposed the Revised Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update in order to fully address the outstanding interstate pollution transport obligations of 21 states for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards.