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Bonds and Financing
More than 460 public power utilities have sent a letter to congressional Republican leaders and administration officials in support of their decision to retain the current-law tax exemption for municipal bonds in a tax reform framework announced by President Donald Trump in September.
Community
Environment
On Aug. 21, the Colorado Supreme Court granted a petition filed by the City of Boulder, Colorado, asking the high court to review a lower court’s decision in a case involving the city’s effort to create a local electric utility.
Electricity Markets
Electricity Markets
Community
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should require "maximum transparency" in the bid and bid evaluation process for the development of transmission facilities that are included in regional transmission plans under FERC Order 1000, the American Public Power Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association told the commission on Oct. 3 in Docket No. AD16-18-000.
Power Sources
Power Sources
The Imperial Irrigation District in California said March 15 that it has reached a lease agreement to develop a new geothermal power plant of up to 250 megawatts — and perhaps more than that, eventually — in the Salton Sea in Southern California.
Power Sources
Community
The City of King Cove, Alaska - a public power community - announced on June 15 that its new Waterfall Creek hydroelectric facility has come online.
Reliability
Power Sources
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has agreed to tariff revisions requested by the California Independent System Operator to address the limited availability of natural gas this summer due to the problems at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility.
Power Sources
A large public power utility in Canada and small electric cooperative in the U.S. are both benefiting from the use of software to manage the installation, maintenance, repair and upgrade of power-delivery equipment and comply with grid reliability and regulatory requirements.
Power Sources
Community
A project team with the Omaha Public Power District plans to announce a final route for its 161-kilovolt Sarpy Transmission Project in early September, OPPD said in an Aug. 17 news release.
Reliability
Community
The public power utility in Glendale, California, has rebuilt its Grandview substation, upgrading the 1930-era substation so it can carry more load in a growing part of the city.
Power Sources
Community
The Bonneville Power Administration said it will not build the I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project, an 80-mile, 500-kilovolt transmission line that would have stretched from Castle Rock, Wash., to Troutdale, Ore.