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Electricity Markets
A petition for a declaratory order that asks the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to find that it would have jurisdiction over a plan that calls for the transport of an electrolyte discharged from a flow battery across state lines should be turned aside by the Commission because it does not present an appropriate case for a declaratory ruling, the American Public Power Association said.
Energy Storage
A new report from the Iowa Economic Development Authority makes a series of recommendations for energy storage, including a tentative endorsement of a tax credit for battery storage systems.
Power Sources
There should be time for a reasonable transition when it comes to a utility’s move to a 100 percent carbon free or renewable energy portfolio, said Dave Geschwind, executive director and CEO of Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency at the American Public Power Association’s 2019 National Conference in Austin, Texas.
Power Sources
Southern Power, a subsidiary of investor-owned Southern Company, completed the previously announced sale of the Nacogdoches Generating Facility to Texas public power Austin Energy for $460 million, subject to customary working capital adjustments.
Cybersecurity and Physical Security
A cyber hacking group known as Xenotime has probed U.S. electric utilities, according to recent reports in the news media and elsewhere.
Smart Energy Use
Officials from American Public Power Association member utilities recently gathered in the Association’s offices in Virginia to evaluate the first-ever applications submitted for the Association’s Smart Energy Provider (SEP) program, a new leading practices designation for public power utilities in
Distributed Energy Resources
Scout Clean Energy announced the completion of a power purchase agreement with Minnesota Municipal Power Agency for the purchase of 200 megawatts of energy from the Three Waters Wind Farm in Jackson County, Minn.
Electricity Markets
A bankruptcy court judge recently gave Pacific Gas and Electric a win in what will likely be a continuing battle over the utility’s possible rejection of power purchase agreements (PPAs), but the fight is not yet over.