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Disaster Response
In the wake of a recent severe weather system that knocked out power to around 3,000 customers, Minnesota public power utility Rochester Public Utilities called on assistance from other public power utilities in the state to help with restoration work.
Disaster Response
Crews from a large number of American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) member utilities recently provided mutual aid assistance to Celina, Ohio, after the city was hit by an EF3 tornado on Memorial Day.
Distributed Energy Resources
Environment
In her keynote at the Association’s 2019 National Conference, Association President and CEO Sue Kelly urged public power utility executives to focus on what she called the industry’s three greatest challenges: customers’ increasing use of technology, cyber and physical security, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy Storage
The New York Power Authority is partnering with Westchester County, N.Y. to develop and implement solar photovoltaic and energy storage systems at seven county-owned properties.
Solar
Several public power utilities are included on top 10 utility solar rankings recently released by the Smart Electric Power Alliance.
Distributed Energy Resources
Recent actions in New England further point to the region’s growing position as a national center for offshore wind power.
Distributed Energy Resources
The City of Glenwood Springs, Colo., in June became the second wholesale electric participant of the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) to attain its 100 percent renewable energy goal, securing enough electric generation production from renewable resources to meet the City’s annual electric usage.
Reliability
While electric power resources should be sufficient to meet expected summer demand, according to the North American Electric Reliability Corp.’ 2019 Summer Reliability Assessment, but the oversight organization does see some potential trouble spots including California.