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Workforce
Explore the difference between employee development and succession planning strategies and review assessment tools.
Community Engagement
Voters in Boulder, Colo., approved a measure to fund for another three years the city’s long-running effort to form a municipal utility. Boulder, a city of about 108,000, has been exploring breaking away from Public Service Co. of Colorado, or PSCo, to form its own utility for about six years
Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
Approximately 19.1% of normal peak load has been restored on the island of Puerto Rico, the Department of Energy reported on Oct. 18, as power restoration efforts continue to move forward in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which slammed Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in late September.
Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Oct. 10 that it has placed “an initial order” of $115 million for materials, including more than 50,000 utility poles and 6,500 miles of cable, that are needed to rebuild the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s electric grid.
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.
Electricity Markets
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has set a deadline of Oct. 23 for comments to be submitted to the agency on a recent Department of Energy proposal that aims to preserve “fuel-secure” generation and requires FERC to issue a related final rule.