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Community
Power Sources
Under an energy plan approved Jan. 11 by the Town Council in the public power community of Berlin, Maryland, the Berlin Electric Department will strive to improve the town's energy efficiency and ramp up its use of renewable energy over the next few years.
Solar
Power Sources
A new solar energy farm built at the site of an old landfill is producing electricity for the municipal electric utility in Riverside, California and has pushed the city's total solar generation past the 25-megawatt mark, five years ahead of schedule.
Power Sources
Community
It is crucial for owners of power plants to evaluate whether they are better off under a rate- or mass-based plan in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's final Clean Power Plan, a study commissioned by the American Public Power Association and completed in late December said. The report also said that large-scale interstate trading will provide individual EGUs more flexibility to determine the best compliance strategy.
Community
The American Public Power Association invites voting member organizations to nominate senior public power executives or board members to serve as directors on the APPA board.
Power Sources
Solar
The Central Municipal Power Agency/Services is exploring low-risk, low-cost community solar to provide renewable power to its members.
Smart Grid
Smart Energy Use
Distributed Energy Resources
Solar
There are opportunities, as well as limitations, for utilizing demand response as a resource for distribution system management, a new report released by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory said.
Communications and Customer Care
Community
Smart Grid
Smart Energy Use
Community
Employing technology to give customers better information about their electricity use -- and more options for managing that use -- can enhance public power utilities' relationships with their customers, save customers money, and help public power utilities trim their power needs and costs.
Electricity Markets
Just under five percent of new electric generation capacity that began operating in 2014 was built only for sale into an organized wholesale power market, a new report completed by the American Public Power Association found.