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Electric Vehicles
Colorado-based Platte River Power Authority is seeking electric vehicle owners to participate in a distributed charging study to evaluate vehicle electric energy consumption patterns and test smart charging technology and is offering a rebate to the study participants.
Electricity Markets
The American Public Power Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association are supporting a recent motion filed by the Edison Electric Institute that asks the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to revisit its rules and regulations implementing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978.
Communications and Customer Care
A recent report from the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) said that research it conducted found that about half of consumers (49 percent) would definitely or probably use a platform that is “enabled by the new energy environment of connected technologies.”
Energy Storage
Arizona Public Service on Feb. 21 said it would add 850 MW of energy storage and 100 MW of solar power by 2025, calling the move “a major down payment on Arizona’s continued progress toward an energy future that is clean, reliable and affordable.” The plan puts APS in the lead for the single,
Electricity Markets
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 21 disclaimed jurisdiction over a power purchase agreement between JEA and the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia.
Electricity Markets
Responding to requests for rehearing of its Order No. 845, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 21 clarified certain reforms included in the final rule issued last year aimed at enhancing certainty, transparency, and efficiency in the generator interconnection process.
Electric Vehicles
Utilities collecting data on electric vehicle charging patterns and focusing on different methods to promote off-peak charging were among the top EV trends of 2018, according to a new report issued by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center.
Power Sources
The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on Feb. 21 announced plans to cease operation of two electric generating units at its Quindaro Power Station in late 2019.