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Community
Public power utilities across the country are helping federal workers affected by the ongoing federal government shutdown by deferring bill payments, waiving late fees, and extending other concessions. Utilities are also reminding affected customers of existing money-saving and general assistance programs.
Distributed Energy Resources
A new community solar project is one of three components proposed as part of a Clallam County Public Utility District microgrid demonstration project, the Washington State-based PUD recently said.
Distributed Energy Resources
New York State’s ambitious renewable energy and environmental goals advanced with the recent announcement of $1.5 billion in awards to renewable energy developers and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s unveiling a state “Green New Deal” that will statutorily mandate that the state’s power be 100 percent carbon-free by 2040, among other things.
Community
Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., introduced legislation that would, among other things, overturn a Federal Communications Commission order that attempts to regulate public power pole attachments despite the clear public power exemption from federal pole attachment regulation set forth in the Communications Act.
Community
Texas-based New Braunfels Utilities is building a new substation to help meet significant growth.
Smart Energy Use
Public power utility CPS Energy awarded $1.5 million in demand response incentives to 16 school districts in its greater San Antonio, Texas, service area.
Safety
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a collection of compliance assistance resources to address falls in the workplace, the Department of Labor said on Jan. 11.
Solar
Google plans to purchase the output of several new solar farms for Google data center campuses under construction in Tennessee and Northern Alabama as part of a deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority.