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Bonds and Financing
U.S. public power utilities are well positioned financially headed into next year, as lower expenses have helped preserve margins and liquidity in the wake of pandemic-driven declines in electric demand and revenue, according to Fitch Ratings. However, Fitch's 2021 outlook report points to some
Bills and Rates
Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) and mPower Innovations on Dec. 10 announced a strategic partnership to bring mapping software and data analytics to VPPSA’s 11 community-owned electric utilities.
Bills and Rates
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh on Dec. 4 announced a series of milestones in the development of the City of Boston's community choice electricity program, which will officially launch Feb. 1, 2021 and will be the largest municipal aggregation program in New England.
Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
The American Public Power Association recently weighed in on proposed rules put forth by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) related to disaster grant closeout procedures.
Cybersecurity and Physical Security
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Dec. 13 said that it is aware of active exploitation of a vulnerability in versions of the SolarWinds Orion Platform software.
Environment
Traverse City Light and Power (TCL&P) located in Traverse City, Michigan has installed circuit switchers that use clean dry air instead of traditional sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) insulating gas, making it the first utility in the United States to use the new technology.
Distributed Energy Resources
A solar-plus-storage project in the City of Grand Rapids, Minn., is the result of a collaboration between Minnesota public power utility Grand Rapids Public Utilities and several other parties.
Distributed Energy Resources
The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Board of Trustees on Dec. 8 approved a new strategic plan, VISION2030, which focuses on five strategic priorities to achieve the clean energy goals of NYPA’s customers and the state. NYPA said that the strategic priorities to achieve the clean energy goals