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Environment
Twenty-five states on Jan. 26 asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the Environmental Protection Agency's final rule under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act — the Clean Power Plan — to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from electric generating units.
Reliability
Grid Modernization
Community Engagement
Several public power utilities, along with the American Public Power Association, are among those selected by the Department of Energy as recipients of DOE funding " subject to appropriations from Congress " to support research and development in advanced energy storage systems, clean energy integration, standards and test procedures, and other projects.
Energy Efficiency
Electricity Markets
The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 25 affirmed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's rules for demand response compensation in wholesale energy markets run by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators.
Distributed Energy Resources
Community Engagement
Search engine giant Google is offering a service that purports to make it easier for homeowners to pursue rooftop solar -- at least the first steps.
Workforce
Read about the latest leadership changes and achievements in the public power community. This column features new updates from American Municipal Power, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Environment
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Jan. 21 denied motions that sought to put implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's final Clean Power Plan rule on hold while the court hears legal challenges to it. The decision means that states must comply with the rule's Sept. 6, 2016, deadline to submit initial state plans.
Community Engagement
Unit 1 at American Municipal Power's Willow Island hydroelectric plant in West Virginia began commercial operation on Jan. 4 and is supplying the 79 participating AMP member communities in five states with power, AMP said on Jan. 12.
Grid Modernization
Distributed Energy Resources
Austin Energy received a $4.3 million grant from the Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative for a pilot distributed energy management system that will use smart inverters and will test the reliability and feasibility of bringing more distributed solar to the grid.