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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
A proposal by the Trump Administration that calls for divesting the transmission assets of the Tennessee Valley Authority and Bonneville Power Administration “is likely to raise transmission rates for BPA and TVA customers because the new private owners would have higher capital costs that would need to be recovered in rates,” Moody’s Investor’s Service said.
Electricity Markets
With the number of community choice aggregation programs rising sharply in California, state regulators recently set new requirements designed to ensure that there is not an excess procurement of resources by the incumbent utilities. The requirements approved February 8 by the California Public Util
Bills and Rates
Similar to farmers in South Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas and Iowa, states where it supplies power, Heartland Consumers Power District is sowing the seeds of economic development with its Energy ONE incentive rate. Planted several years ago to attract investment in its service area by new and existing b
Electricity Markets
The American Public Power Association on Feb. 12 expressed disappointment that the Fiscal Year 2019 budget request released by President Trump proposes to divest the transmission assets held by the Tennessee Valley Authority and three of the Power Marketing Administrations -- Southwestern Power Admi
Power Sources
Small modular reactors were a key area of focus at a recent hearing held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy, with a Department of Energy official saying advanced SMRs are “potentially game changing.” Two public power utilities – the Tennessee Valley Authority and Uta
Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicle infrastructure and rate design actions were among the top EV policy trends of 2017, a new report from the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center said. The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center launched its new report series, “The 50 States of Electric Vehicles,” with a special 2017 revie