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Smart Energy Use
The New York Power Authority will participate in a plan unveiled on March 14 that aims to provide immediate relief to Westchester County, N.Y., businesses and residents affected by Con Edison’s announcement that it will put new applications for firm natural gas service on a waiting list beginning March 15.
Energy Storage
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is proposing $350 million in incentives to support the state’s retail and bulk energy storage markets.
Distributed Energy Resources
Invenergy is in the early stages of developing a 300-megawatt direct current solar farm, possibly with a 50-MW battery storage system, in southeastern Wisconsin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.