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The Board of Commissioners for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power voted to expand LADWP’s feed-in tariff program. The board signed off on 300 megawatts of additional capacity and feed-in tariff program changes aimed at boosting participation.
The New York Power Authority has become the first electric utility in North America to achieve a coveted international certification for meeting the most rigorous asset management standards. NYPA said its path to certification began following the publication of the organization’s first comprehensive strategic plan.
Utah Municipal Power Agency has entered into an agreement to provide energy to six UMPA member cities from a new solar project. UMPA entered into the agreement with sPower, a Salt Lake City-based renewable energy independent power producer, which will be the owner and operator of the project.
Read about the latest leadership changes and achievements in the public power community. This column features updates from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Pennsylvania Municipal Electric Association and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Officials with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, Salt River Project and Navajo Nation leaders marked the opening of the second phase of the Kayenta Solar generation facility in Arizona, which will provide power to the Navajo Nation.
Bonds and Financing
Favorable market conditions are prompting a surge in municipal gas prepayment bonds. Public power utilities are looking to the bonds to lock in cost savings on future natural gas purchases, Moody’s Investors Service noted. according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service.
Communications and Customer Care
Salt River Project has signed a deal to use artificial intelligence to improve its information technology operations. An official with the Arizona public power utility estimates it will take about six months to fully implement the platform into SRP’s IT operations.
Energy Storage
California community choice aggregator Monterey Bay Community Power is looking to acquire up to 100 MW of front of the meter battery storage capacity and discharged energy over a two-hour to eight-hour period. Other CCAs in California are also pursuing storage projects including East Bay Community Energy and San Jose Clean Energy.