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Electricity Markets
Bills and Rates
As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rushed to issue a flurry of orders while it still had a quorum of three sitting commissioners, outgoing Commissioner Norman Bay let fly at FERC's Minimum Offer Price Rule, or MOPR, saying it "has turned out to be unsound in principle and unworkable in practice."
Community Engagement
Bonds and Financing
The public power community of Huntsville, Alabama, is on its way to becoming a 'gig city,' joining the ranks of a handful of U.S. cities that have gigabit-per-second fiber optic Internet service.
Electricity Markets
Community Engagement
Several utilities in Alaska, including public power utility Municipal Light & Power in Anchorage, have signed a power pooling and joint dispatch agreement, which they said will allow them to collectively utilize their generation and transmission assets to benefit tens of thousands of customers.
Reliability
Generation
Community Engagement
The American Public Power Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to pursue joint research to help public power utilities maintain and improve the reliability of their electricity delivery systems.
Generation
Bonds and Financing
A $91.3 million Grand River Dam Authority bond issue will go forward in August with an "A1" rating from Moody's Investors Service, and an "A+" rating from Fitch Ratings, GRDA reported on Aug. 7.
Distributed Energy Resources
Microgrid capacity in North America is expected to grow by about 3,000 megawatts by 2024, with public power utilities a key driver in the additions, according to the consulting firm Navigant Research.