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Bills and Rates
A subscription plan concept for the energy industry with characteristics similar to Netflix and Verizon was outlined by Navigant’s Lon Huber on Feb. 10 at a National Association of Regulatory Commissioners panel that focused on rate design innovations.
Electric Vehicles
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York is making up to $31.6 million available to expand the number of electric vehicle fast-charging stations in the state.
Electricity Markets
Sunrun Inc., a home solar, battery storage and energy services company, won a bid to deliver home solar and batteries as a source of energy capacity through ISO New England’s recently completed forward capacity auction (FCA) procuring capacity for the 2022-2023 delivery year.
Energy Storage
In the Mojave Desert about two hours from Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's new $25.6 million utility-scale battery storage project is providing valuable information for the public power utility's plans to improve integration of solar power and reduce the need for natural gas to maintain electric reliability.
Solar
Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action, on Feb. 8 joined City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and Clint Bullock, General Manager & CEO of public power utility Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), for a tour of OUC’s Gardenia Operations Facility.
Electricity Markets
A recent bankruptcy court order that maintains existing arrangements between community choice aggregators (CCAs) and investor-owned Pacific Gas & Electric is credit positive for CCAs in California, Moody’s Investors Service said.
Solar
The Kissimmee City Commission has approved a partnership with Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) to power 100 percent of its facilities with solar energy, beginning in 2020, KUA said on Feb. 7.
Distributed Energy Resources
A new report from the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center says that among the top grid modernization developments in the fourth quarter of 2018 were energy storage studies published in several states.