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Environment
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has finalized guidance on developing a “value of carbon” metric. Separately, three states and the District of Columbia have signed a memorandum of understanding to reduce their transportation sector greenhouse gas emissions.
Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
Missouri public power utilities in recent days have been hard at work restoring power to customers who lost power in the wake of ice storms that hit the state.
Environment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Dec. 23 announced its decision to retain, without changes, the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) set by the Obama-Biden Administration.
Distributed Energy Resources
Wisconsin-based joint action agency Great Lakes Utilities (GLU) is seeking proposals for front-of-meter and behind-the-meter solar projects under a recently issued request for proposals (RFP). The Energy Authority is the administrator for the RFP. GLU, which provides various services to its 12
Electricity Markets
Mark Christie was sworn in as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Jan. 4.
Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
Public power utilities in Tennessee in the last week of December restored power to customers affected by snowstorms that hit the state.
Electricity Markets
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 23 approved the Southwest Power Pool’s resubmitted Western Energy Imbalance Service (WEIS) Market tariff, Western Joint Dispatch Agreements and Western Markets Executive Committee Charter, effective February 1, 2021.
Distributed Energy Resources
The California-based East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) Board of Directors on Dec. 16 approved a policy to set a target of providing its customers with 100% clean power by 2030, which would be 15 years before the state’s renewables and zero-carbon energy standard.