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Electricity Markets
Pacific Gas & Electric rejected a $2.5 billion offer from the City of San Francisco to purchase substantially all of PG&E’s distribution and transmission assets needed to provide retail electric service to all electricity customers in the city. But the city's mayor and attorney said that they will continue to pursue acquisition of PG&E’s electrical assets.
Community
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission granted the City of Boulder, Colo., approval to transfer some assets necessary for Boulder to create a community-owned, city-run electric utility. There has been a growing trend across the U.S. to explore or actively pursue the formation of public power utilities.
Community
This year marked the 33rd anniversary of Public Power Week, an annual celebration of the benefits of low-cost customer-owned electric utilities. Utilities celebrated Public Power Week, Oct. 6 to Oct. 12, with local outreach and fun activities. Public Power Week is a time for utilities to express
Electricity Markets
FERC recently approved changes to the California Independent System Operator’s reliability must run and capacity procurement mechanism rules. FERC Commissioner Richard Glick partially dissented from the order.
Distributed Energy Resources
Clean Power Alliance signed a power purchase agreement for a new utility-scale wind turbine project. The project calls for the California community choice aggregator to contract for 300 megawatts from the White Hills Wind project in Arizona
Electric Vehicles
An Austin Energy pilot electric vehicle charging rate program has been successful in attracting participants and reducing EV charging during peak usage hours.
Community
Florida public power utility JEA received 16 bids in response to an Invitation to Negotiate issued over the summer related to the potential privatization of the utility.
Distributed Energy Resources
An Indiana utility is seeking proposals for wind power and solar energy either as a stand-alone source of supply or paired with storage.