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Electricity Markets
A group of Southeast energy companies on Dec. 11 offered a courtesy preview to state utility regulators in North and South Carolina of a filing the group plans to submit to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the creation of a centralized, automated, intra-hour energy exchange called the
Environment
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Dec. 9 finalized a procedural rule to codify best practices in the preparation, development, presentation, and consideration of benefit-cost analyses for significant rulemakings promulgated under the Clean Air Act.
Community Engagement
The Decorah, Iowa, city council on Monday voted 6-1 in favor of forming a task force on the municipalization of the city’s electric power infrastructure.
Bonds and Financing
Moody’s Investors Service said its outlook for the U.S. public power sector is stable because the rating agency expects the sector to be relatively resilient through the ongoing global recession.
Generation
Plans for a 550-megawatt virtual power plant (VPP) in California were unveiled on Dec. 7 by Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP) and OhmConnect. The Resi-Station project will be funded by an $80 million commitment from SIP and developed in partnership with OhmConnect and will comprise hundreds of
Bonds and Financing
Moody's Investors Service on Dec. 9 assigned a first-time A2 issuer rating to California community choice aggregator (CCA) CleanPowerSF. The rating outlook is stable. CleanPowerSF is a not-for-profit, single jurisdiction community choice aggregator and a component unit of the City and County of San
Energy Efficiency
CPS Energy is teaming up with the city of San Antonio, AT&T and Itron to use smart technology to make streetlights more efficient and to be used as sources of environmental data collection.
Electricity Markets
Allison Clements was sworn in as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Dec. 8.