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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.
The American Public Power Association was recently joined by other power industry trade groups, labor unions, generators and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to sustain the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule given that industry has already fully implemented MATS.
Electricity Markets
Switch, a publicly trade data center company, is selling electricity to its customers and should be regulated like an electric utility, according to Nevada Public Utilities Commission staff.
Electric Vehicles
A coalition supporting adoption of electric vehicles is urging Phil Murphy, New Jersey’s democratic governor, to issue and executive order that would establish a rebate program for electric vehicles and to resolve utility filings pending before the state’s Board of Public Utilities.
Energy Storage
The costs of two technologies that were considered prohibitively expensive only a couple of years ago have fallen dramatically, according to a new report from BloombergNEF.
Energy Storage
Florida Power & Light on March 28 announced a plan to build what it said would be the world's largest solar-powered battery system as part of a plan that will accelerate the retirement of two fossil fuel generation units.
Electricity Markets
A report that examined the actions of the PJM Interconnection leading up to the default of GreenHat Energy LLC, a financial transmission rights trader in the PJM markets, concludes that the grid operator was late to recognize GreenHat as a problem and that PJM personnel “were naive about GreenHat’s assurances of creditworthiness and a future revenue stream pledged to PJM.”
Electricity Markets
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should not remove the requirement for most existing and prospective market-based rate sellers in regional transmission organization and independent system operator regions to file horizontal market power analyses with the Commission, the American Public Power Association, the American Antitrust Institute and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association said