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.
Many utilities are faced with an aging workforce that is beginning to retire — taking decades of institutional knowledge with it. The problem is even more acute for small utilities that serve fewer than 5,000 customers and operate with a small number of employees. Smaller utilities feel an outsized
The long-held dream by some of forming a municipal electric utility in Decorah, Iowa, remains alive and well after a recently released feasibility study released this week found such a move could save money for the city's nearly 8,000 residents. Backed by the study by NewGen Strategies & Solutions
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
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.
Public power personnel from Arizona and Texas arrived in Puerto Rico over the weekend as part of a new effort by the U.S. electric power industry to accelerate the massive job of rebuilding the electric system on the island and restoring power to residents after the wreckage caused by hurricane Maria in Sept. And on Dec. 11, a working group recommended a $17.6 billion plan to rebuild the power grid in Puerto Rico and harden it against future storms.