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Power Sources
California public power utility Glendale Water & Power received approval from the Glendale City Council to move forward with a plan to repower the aging Grayson Power Plant with a combination of renewable energy resources, energy storage and a limited amount of thermal generation.
Distributed Energy Resources
Western Farmers Electric Cooperative has entered into a power purchase agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources for a combined wind, solar and energy storage project.
Community
The Board of Directors at Florida public power utility JEA on July 23 voted to authorize JEA’s CEO Aaron Zahn to explore the privatization of the utility.
Smart Grid
Startup company Leap has formed a partnership with Google Nest that allows the digital thermostats to provide flexible demand capacity to the California Independent System Operator.
Bonds and Financing
U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., and Tom Reed, R-N.Y., introduced the Municipal Bond Market Support Act of 2019, legislation aimed at helping local governments, non-profits, schools, hospitals, universities and other entities reduce costs associated with infrastructure and development projects
Electric Vehicles
Smart Grid
A panel of industry, regulatory, and policy leaders said significant investments in infrastructure will be necessary to support electrification of transportation, manufacturing, and buildings in the coming decades.
Electricity Markets
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday signed a bill that aims to keep online financially challenged nuclear and coal plants.
Reliability
A joint staff report released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation offers several recommendations and identifies sound practices for power industry participants to consider related to cold weather events.