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Energy Storage
The U.S. energy storage market deployed 310.5 megawatts in 2018, an increase of 44% from 2017, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Energy Storage Association.
Distributed Energy Resources
New Mexico is poised to become the third state mandating a 100% clean energy standard and could likely be joined by other states looking at legislation that would require a move to 100% clean energy.
Bills and Rates
A new report by the National Regulatory Research Institute, the research arm of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, provides a summary of state efforts to find alternatives to net metering rates that are used to compensate ratepayers for distributed energy resources, particularly residential customers for rooftop solar installations.
Electric Vehicles
An electric vehicle "roadmap" in Pennsylvania aims to point the way to greater EV deployment by defining a set of proposed strategies that range from establishing statewide EV sales goals to creating an EV marketing and education program targeted at consumers.
Reliability
The American Public Power Association recently honored 143 public power utilities with a "certificate of excellence" for reliable performance, as shown by comparing their outage records against nationwide data gathered by the Energy Information Administration.
Power Sources
A new report from the American Public Power Association said that in 2019, less than 100 megawatts of coal capacity is being proposed, a dramatic decrease from a 2018 Association report that showed that there were 11,000 MW of new coal capacity being proposed.
Electricity Markets
As part of his $4.5 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2020, President Donald Trump has again proposed selling federal Power Marketing Administration and Tennessee Valley Authority transmission assets.
Community
Heartland Consumers Power District is expanding its economic development offerings by teaming up with an engineering firm to offer municipal planning services to the communities the public power utility serves.