Renewable Energy Content

Distributed Energy Resources
The City of Glenwood Springs, Colo., in June became the second wholesale electric participant of the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) to attain its 100 percent renewable energy goal, securing enough electric generation production from renewable resources to meet the City’s annual electric usage.
Generation
Environment
The Omaha Public Power District’s board recently approved revisions to its strategic plan that increase the utility’s commitment to renewable energy.
Customer Service
Energy Efficiency
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.
Distributed Energy Resources
Reliability
Three public power utilities share what innovation means to them and recent experiences in research and development.
Generation
Environment
As more state and local governments set targets to eliminate or significantly reduce carbon emissions, this interactive report presents key data on trends in electricity generation and explains the impact that including a diverse mix of resources in these targets has on cost and electric reliability
Community Engagement
As communities express increased interest in utility sustainability efforts, public power entities are finding that data can be an important asset in creating understanding about utility plans and programs.
Environment
According to data from the Energy Information Administration, the electric industry has reduced carbon dioxide emissions approximately 25% since 2005. State mandates, local policy goals, and internal utility policies are calling for further cuts in emissions. To achieve these goals, utilities will
Distributed Energy Resources
An agreement between Nashville Electric Service, Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Valley Authority will bring new, large-scale renewable energy to the Tennessee Valley through TVA’s Green Invest program.
Generation
Analysts cite low price of renewables as trigger for a new wave of decarbonization this decade.
Environment
The most recent report on California’s efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions found that while GHG emissions have declined, the state’s existing range of policies shows uneven cost effectiveness of a wide variety of programs. Annual emissions from the electricity sector have declined by about 40%