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Electricity Markets
Legislation was introduced on June 10 in the U.S. Senate that would modernize the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).
Electricity Markets
Southwest Power Pool (SPP) on June 17 provided details on SPP’s proposal for a Western Energy Imbalance Service (EIS) market that it intends to launch at the end of 2020.
Cybersecurity and Physical Security
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said that it is aware of an email phishing scam that tricks users into clicking on malicious attachments that look like legitimate Department of Homeland Security notifications.
Electricity Markets
Commissioners at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission addressed concerns voiced by House lawmakers about regional transmission organization governance and, in particular, whether it was time for the Commission to revisit Order 719, which addressed improvements to RTO governance.
Environment
As the public’s concern for the environment grows, public power utilities must make a greater effort to explain how renewables fit into broader generation plans, emphasize that they are community-owned, and leverage the news media to tell their story, panelists said on June 10 at the American Public Power Association’s 2019 National Conference.
Bonds and Financing
Washington State’s Chelan County PUD and Snohomish County PUD received positive news from rating agencies S&P Global and Moody’s Investors Service.
Distributed Energy Resources
The Board of Directors for the American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments program has approved grants for eight new projects.
Environment
New Jersey is set to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap-and-trade program for power plants in Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states.