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Disaster Response
Nick Lawler, general manager of Massachusetts-based public power utility Littleton Electric Light and Water Departments, detailed how the Northeast Public Power Association mutual aid network kicked into gear in late November to assist a public power town in New Hampshire and a Vermont cooperative after they were hit by wind and snow.
Electricity Markets
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order approving ISO New-England’s (ISO-NE) proposed interim measure for the retention of resources that propose to retire but are needed for fuel security purposes.
Power Sources
Energy Storage
In an interview, Aram Benyamin, the new CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities, discussed the utility’s strategy related to renewable energy supplies and outlined how adding battery storage to its system is “going to give us a whole new view of what the world will look like 15, 20 years from now.”
Power Sources
Energy Storage
In an interview, Aram Benyamin, the new CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities, discussed the utility’s strategy related to renewable energy supplies and outlined how adding battery storage to its system is “going to give us a whole new view of what the world will look like 15, 20 years from now.”
Solar
Arizona public power utility Salt River Project announced on Dec. 3 a collaboration to provide 100 megawatts of solar generation to the growing Intel Chandler, Ariz., facility.
Community
Aram Benyamin, the new CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities outlined his priorities for the public power utility from both an internal and an external perspective. Internally, the utility has placed a high priority on safety, while externally, Benyamin highlighted a focus on community outreach.
Electricity Markets
Community choice entities and advocates in California have filed a petition asking the state’s Public Utilities Commission to revise its decision on the exit fee customers have to pay when departing from investor-owned utility service.
Smart Energy Use
Arizona-based public power utility Salt River Project said that a recently completed Fiscal Year 2018 energy efficiency report shows that SRP exceeded its energy savings goals.