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Disaster Response
Public power utilities in the Pacific Northwest and California were battered by a series of significant snow storms in recent weeks but they have been able to effectively respond to resulting power outages and, in some instances, mutual aid has come into play.
Workforce
Arizona public power utility Salt River Project is among the first of three organizations participating in a new Arizona program aimed at providing employment for people with autism.
Smart Grid
Smart community projects are “a natural for public power,” said Sue Kelly, President and CEO of the American Public Power Association in remarks made at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ 2019 Winter Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.
Energy Storage
Neil Chatterjee, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, believes there are five trends that will be critical in shaping the future of energy storage over the next decade.
Power Sources
The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors on Feb. 14 approved the retirement of Paradise Unit 3 and the Bull Run facility.
Community
While proposals to purchase Santee Cooper could lead to rate reductions as outlined in a recent ICF report, some South Carolina lawmakers at a Feb. 6 hearing said that there were still too many unanswered questions to say with any degree of certainty that rates would go down.
Electric Vehicles
Electrify America has announced that the second, $300 million cycle of its National Zero Emissions Vehicle investment plan is available and that the 30-month investment period begins on July 1.
Distributed Energy Resources
American Electric Power's competitive renewable energy subsidiary has signed an agreement to acquire Sempra Renewables LLC and its 724 megawatts of operating wind generation and battery assets for approximately $1.056 billion, including $551 million in cash, assumption of $343 million in existing project debt and $162 million in tax equity obligation.