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Bills and Rates
Residential rates in deregulated states increased by 0.3 cent more than they did in regulated states between 1997 and 2018, increasing from 10.1 to 14.8 in deregulated states versus 7.2 to 11.6 in regulated states, the American Public Power Association said.
Disaster Response
Nebraska Public Power District and Omaha Public Power District recently detailed how they were able to successfully respond to massive flooding and other severe weather that hit the state in March including how they leveraged social media and other communications channels and applied lessons learned from a similar flooding event in 2011.
Power Sources
Microsoft Corp. unveiled agreements with Chelan County Public Utility District under which Microsoft will receive carbon-free electricity to power its Puget Sound campuses and partner with the PUD on broadband connectivity in Chelan County, Wash.
Electric Vehicles
Robust growth of electric vehicles and the proper policy initiatives could lower electric bills for all Illinois electric customers, even those who do not own a car, according to a new report by the Illinois Citizens Utility Board.
Electricity Markets
The New York Independent System Operator’s Board of Directors on April 8 announced the selection of a transmission project proposed by the New York Power Authority and LS Power Grid New York LLC.
Distributed Energy Resources
Massachusetts regulators recently released a straw proposal tied to the development of rules to spur the use of “clean” energy during peak periods.
Electricity Markets
Despite a changing resource mix, the Eastern Interconnection, which covers about two-thirds of North America, has the ability to maintain system frequency for at least the next five years, according to a report from the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative.
Community
Public power utility crews from several states are gathering in Arizona this month as part of a unique mutual aid initiative by the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) and the American Public Power Association to provide electricity to thousands of Navajo homes. The Association has teamed up with