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The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Lightsource BP (a British Petroleum partnership) for the output of a 100-MW solar power project.
Electric Vehicles
The Electric Power Research Institute in conjunction with Arizona public power utility Salt River Project has completed a study of Tesla drivers that aims to help provide utilities with a better understanding of the charging behavior and driving practices of the owners of electric vehicles.
Boulder, Colo., and investor-owned Xcel Energy have reached a settlement related to the city’s municipalization efforts.
A new study from Cornell University’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering examines the use of utility scale solar power to meet peak power demand in New York State.
Electricity Markets
The PJM Interconnection on May 28 said that Andrew Ott, president and CEO of the grid operator, will retire from the organization on June 30, 2019.
Distributed Energy Resources
Silicon Valley Power and Power Ledger successfully completed the first stage of a program to test the use of blockchain technology for tracking and monetizing carbon dioxide reduction credits for electric vehicle charging and now plan to proceed to the second phase of the project.
Cybersecurity and Physical Security
The Texas Association of Governmental Information Technology Managers awarded the City of Bryan, Texas with the President’s Excellence Award to acknowledge efforts in developing a cultural shift relative to cybersecurity.
Energy Storage
The American Public Power Association is voicing support for legislation recently introduced in the House and Senate that would boost research and development of technologies to increase energy storage capabilities and make public power utilities eligible for storage technical assistance and grants.