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Boulder, Colo., is offering Xcel Energy $82 million for the investor-owned utility company’s electric distribution assets in the city as part of a nearly decade long effort to form a public power utility.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the final Affordable Clean Energy Rule, which will replace the Clean Power Plan.
New York is poised to adopt what would be one of the most aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets in the U.S. under a bill passed by the state Legislature in the early morning hours of June 20 and supported by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Electric Vehicles
Nebraska Public Power District, in partnership with its wholesale utility customers, the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the Nebraska Community Energy Alliance, has introduced three programs that will help to reduce the purchase price of an electric vehicle.
Electricity Markets
Legislation was introduced on June 10 in the U.S. Senate that would modernize the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).
Electricity Markets
Southwest Power Pool (SPP) on June 17 provided details on SPP’s proposal for a Western Energy Imbalance Service (EIS) market that it intends to launch at the end of 2020.
Cybersecurity and Physical Security
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said that it is aware of an email phishing scam that tricks users into clicking on malicious attachments that look like legitimate Department of Homeland Security notifications.
Electricity Markets
Commissioners at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission addressed concerns voiced by House lawmakers about regional transmission organization governance and, in particular, whether it was time for the Commission to revisit Order 719, which addressed improvements to RTO governance.