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Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
The Federal Emergency Management Administration approved $9.6 billion for the Puerto Rico Electrical Power Authority to repair damage to its electric grid caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017 and bring the system up to standards to be capable of withstanding future hurricanes.
The Nebraska public power utility announced the location of two sites for gas-fired generators, which will back up as much as 600MW of solar generation and support reliability after the retirement of coal-fired units.
The report details how much the Texas-based public power utility has reduced carbon dioxide and other emissions in the past decades and steps taken toward the city's carbon neutrality goal.
Electric Vehicles
Middleborough Gas and Electric Department (MGED) in Massachusetts has entered into an agreement for a two-year electric vehicle pilot program in a partnership with FleetCarma.
Customer Service
When Concord Municipal Light Plant (CMLP) received notice that its financial and accounting software would no longer be supported, it turned out to be a good thing.
Energy Efficiency
Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) in Michigan, with help from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has launched an on-bill financing program for home energy improvements for residential customers.
Electric Vehicles
Nearly 40 percent of Arizona-based EV customers say that costs associated with charging their vehicles are lower or much lower than expected, according to the results from a survey released by Arizona public power utility Salt River Project.
Electricity Markets
Panelists participating in a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) technical conference expressed support for the idea of a carbon dioxide pricing regime for organized wholesale power markets.