Solar Content

Electricity Markets
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry directed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue a final rule that would require organized wholesale power markets to “develop and implement market rules that accurately price generation resources necessary to maintain the reliability and resiliency” of the country’s bulk power system. The DOE is focused on the need to preserve “fuel-secure” generation.
Bonds and Financing
Trump Administration officials this week said that the tax exemption for municipal bonds would be preserved under the broad outline of a tax reform plan drafted by key congressional Republicans and administration officials.
Community Engagement
In a 90-page decision that follows several days of hearings over the summer, state utility regulators in Colorado have given a go-ahead to the city of Boulder to acquire assets belonging to Xcel Energy within the city limits, except for substations.
Community Engagement
Distributed Energy Resources
The Desert Botanical Garden, located in Phoenix, Arizona, is home to more than 50,000 desert plant displays that thrive on the sunshine of the desert Southwest. Each year more than 600,000 people visit the 140-acre garden to learn about the desert ecosystem and explore the natural setting.
Bonds and Financing
Bills and Rates
Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
Discuss the latest trends and issues in utility finance, rate design, and accounting with your peers
Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
Community Engagement
Reliability
Electric utility crews, including those at public power utilities, have been at the ready over the last few days to help with the disaster unfolding in Houston, but so far, the situation in the biggest city in Texas looks more like a matter of saving lives than of getting power restored.