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Electric Vehicles
A new law authorizes public utility districts in Washington State to invest in transportation electrification infrastructure.
Bonds and Financing
The city council of San Jose, Calif, in late April agreed to expand San Jose Clean Energy’s revolving credit agreement with Barclays Bank PLC from $50 million to $80 million. San Jose Clean Energy is the city’s community choice aggregator.
Cybersecurity and Physical Security
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert related to the use of Chinese-built drones by entities in the U.S., citing concerns that the information collected by the drones could be transmitted to Chinese drone manufacturers and ultimately China’s government, according to recent
Electricity Markets
The benefits that power marketing administrations provide to their customers including the delivery of low-cost hydropower and the ways in which PMAs are working to ensure federal hydropower resources remain competitive were highlighted at a recent Senate hearing.
Electricity Markets
The PJM Interconnection’s proposed revisions to its reserve market price formation should be rejected by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission because, among other things, there is no crisis requiring major changes to the design of the reserve market, the American Public Power Association and multiple other parties argued.
Distributed Energy Resources
Representatives Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Darin LaHood, R-Ill., introduced legislation that would allow for the transfer of renewable energy tax credits.
Bonds and Financing
House Municipal Finance Caucus Chairmen Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., and Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, introduced legislation to reinstate the ability to issue tax-exempt advance refunding bonds.
Electricity Markets
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission largely upheld determinations it made in Order No. 841, which established rules for the participation of electric storage resources in markets overseen by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators.