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A new report prepared for the American Public Power Association details concerns that consumer advocates and members of the public power community are voicing about proposals under the "Utility of the Future" rubric. The report also offers advice to public power utilities as they navigate the transformation under way in the power sector, which includes a growth in distributed energy resources and new rate designs.
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Bills and Rates
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission needs to "think hard about what we want to do next" with regard to its role in overseeing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, said Larry Greenfield, associate general counsel at FERC's Office of General Counsel, after a day-long technical conference on the topic.
Generation
Bills and Rates
Xcel Energy will become the first investor-owned utility to give its customers a bill credit for participating in community solar projects based on the value of solar under a unanimous decision by Minnesota regulators.
Generation
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission recently approved a comprehensive settlement that resolves three major Xcel Energy cases involving electricity pricing and renewable energy.
Generation
The U.S. Senate on March 1 voted to approve President Trump's nominee for secretary of the Interior, former Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke.
Electricity Markets
Generation
Over the next five years, the cumulative U.S. solar market is expected to nearly triple in size, although a slight dip is expected in 2017, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association said March 9 in announcing a report on solar energy.