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Energy Storage
The New York Power Authority is partnering with Westchester County, N.Y. to develop and implement solar photovoltaic and energy storage systems at seven county-owned properties.
Solar
Several public power utilities are included on top 10 utility solar rankings recently released by the Smart Electric Power Alliance.
Distributed Energy Resources
Recent actions in New England further point to the region’s growing position as a national center for offshore wind power.
Distributed Energy Resources
The City of Glenwood Springs, Colo., in June became the second wholesale electric participant of the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) to attain its 100 percent renewable energy goal, securing enough electric generation production from renewable resources to meet the City’s annual electric usage.
Reliability
While electric power resources should be sufficient to meet expected summer demand, according to the North American Electric Reliability Corp.’ 2019 Summer Reliability Assessment, but the oversight organization does see some potential trouble spots including California.
Smart Energy Use
California public power utility Alameda Municipal Power has launched an energy savings program for low income customers that aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions while lowering participants’ electric bills.
Community
Platte River Power Authority’s owner communities signed an extension to the organic contract initially executed in 1975 that established Platte River as a political subdivision authorized to provide wholesale power to its owner communities. New power supply agreements were also executed, running concurrently with the organic contract.
Reliability
The North American Energy Reliability Corporation has certified that the California Independent System Operator can act as reliability coordinator for electricity balancing authorities in Western states and part of Mexico beginning July 1.