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Smart Energy Use
The New York Power Authority’s board of trustees approved a $600 million revolving credit facility that will support NYPA’s issuance of commercial paper notes to support its energy efficiency programs.
Electricity Markets
The California Independent System Operator and Public Service Company of New Mexico announced that PNM plans to join the Western Energy Imbalance Market in April 2021.
Electricity Markets
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposed to revise the horizontal market power analysis required for electric power sellers seeking to obtain or retain market-based rate authority in certain wholesale power markets operated by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators.
Environment
California’s transit authorities will stop buying diesel buses in 2029 and will have zero-emission bus fleets by 2040 under a regulation approved by the state’s Air Resources Board.
Reliability
The North American bulk power system is undergoing a “significant transformation” but should be able to stand up under those challenges and continue to deliver reliable electric power service, according to an assessment released by the North American Reliability Corporation.
Smart Energy Use
Colorado Springs Utilities is rolling out a new software platform for its demand management program for its business customers that the utility believes will garner a more robust response than its previous program.
Electricity Markets
Regional transmission organizations and independent system operators have submitted filings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission outlining how they will ensure that electric storage resources are able to participate in their markets.
Community
The Santa Clara, Calif., City Council unanimously adopted Silicon Valley Power’s 2018 strategic plan that SVP said will address the challenges facing the utility over the next 10 years.