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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $4.2 million expansion plan to install more high-speed electric vehicle charging stations along the New York State Thruway. As part of the governor's Charge NY 2.0 electric vehicle initiative, the New York State Thruway Authority is partnering with the New York Power Authority to install the new fast-charging stations at Thruway service areas and Thruway-owned commuter parking lots over the next two years.
Power Sources
Proposing the sale of the PMAs is much like proposing the sale of a public power utility - it is usually an attempt to get a one-time cash pay-out for short-term gain, at the cost of losing a valuable asset that otherwise would continue to benefit customers for many years.
Electricity Markets
The start of the new year ushered in the legalization of recreational marijuana in California, the latest marker in a growing trend of states moving to legalize cannabis use. The power industry has been grappling with several challenges associated with cannabis operations including the collection of
Disaster Response
Roughly 1,500 more utility workers from the mainland United States – including lineworkers and others from public power utilities – are deploying to Puerto Rico this month to help the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority restore its electric system after the devastation brought by Hurricane Maria in September 2017.
Energy Storage
Holyoke Gas & Electric plans to install a 3 megawatts/6 megawatt-hour battery storage system tied to an existing 5.8-MW solar facility in western Massachusetts to help the public power utility reduce its peak load.
Community
Workforce
As the Kansas legislative session grappled with a calamitous budget situation, tempers flared and solutions were elusive. A large contingent of women from both chambers and both parties came together and developed the framework for a workable tax plan. People want leaders who work hard to provide wo
Electricity Markets
The Western Area Power Administration on June 11 submitted a formal request to the Southwest Power Pool for reliability coordinator services for two WAPA balancing authorities.
Bonds and Financing
Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service have affirmed their AA- and Aa3 ratings, respectively, for the Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, .
Distributed Energy Resources
Texas-based public power utility Austin Energy, the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company and Walter Haase, general manager of the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, are among the winners of the 2018 Smart Electric Power Alliance Power Players Awards.
Energy Storage
Cadenza Innovation was awarded $1 million in funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for a project that will demonstrate a behind-the-meter energy storage system using an innovation in lithium-ion battery technology. The project calls for a battery storage system to be installed at the New York Power Authority’s headquarters.