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The Omaha Public Power District’s board recently approved revisions to its strategic plan that increase the utility’s commitment to renewable energy.
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Connect with partners and peers while learning about the complex issues facing public power utilities.
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Smart Energy Use
Engagement strategies and tools to improve the customer experience, increase renewable program participation, and allow a smooth transition to the evolving world at the grid edge. Part of the Customer Engagement: New Tools and Strategies for Modernizing Customer Relations Webinar Series.
Community
Bill Johnson, the new general manager of the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, recently detailed how the utility has proactively worked to develop a strong reliability and safety culture at the Kansas-based public power utility.
Electricity Markets
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.
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.
Distributed Energy Resources
A new report from the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners found that there is no standardized approach for determining the resilience value of distributed energy resources.
Distributed Energy Resources
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently launched its third annual solicitation for large-scale renewable energy projects under the New York Clean Energy Standard.
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Illinois Gov. Pritzker signed into law a bill that gives counties and municipalities sole authority for establishing standards to develop wind farms in the state.
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Distributed Energy Resources
New York regulators approved changes to how solar facilities are paid, a move expected to make it easier to finance community solar projects.