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Electricity Markets
The Southwest Power Pool on April 4 called on interested utilities and other customers to join in the design and implementation of an energy imbalance market in the West.
Distributed Energy Resources
Ameren and Opus One Solutions are working together to test a transactive energy marketplace and evaluate the use of blockchain technology.
Distributed Energy Resources
The California and Hawaii utility commissions plan to share information and best practices on renewables, demand response and other issues that can help their states slash greenhouse gas emissions under a recently signed memorandum of understanding.
Electricity Markets
The PJM Interconnection filed a plan at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to change the grid operator’s reserve pricing rules, despite an absence of support from stakeholders or the market monitor.
Safety
Twelve teams and 13 individuals won awards at the American Public Power Association’s nineteenth annual Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo, held March 29-30, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Distributed Energy Resources
The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking proposals from renewable energy developers for up to 200 megawatts of renewable energy that can be brought online by the end of 2022. Proposals may include a battery storage component.
Community
Texas public power utility Austin Energy earned the 2019 Award of Continued Excellence on April 1 from the American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments program.
Reliability
Forty-eight of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities earned the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.