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Read about the latest leadership changes and achievements in the public power community. This column features updates from the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, the Orlando Utilities Commission, the Florida Municipal Electric Association and the Florida Municipal Power Agency.
Generation
Community Engagement
Santee Cooper President and CEO Lonnie Carter on Aug. 25 announced his retirement from Santee Cooper after a 35-year career that saw Santee Cooper triple in generating capacity and number of customers served.
Grid Modernization
Distributed Energy Resources
Community Engagement
Workforce
The energy industry needs to invest in training a workforce that can manage new technologies that will power an integrated grid, according to speakers on a Department of Energy Quadrennial Energy Review panel in Los Angeles on May 10.
Bonds and Financing
Community Engagement
Electric Vehicles
Working together, two Vermont public power utilities discovered that it is possible to achieve lower energy costs by owning their solar installations, rather than using third-party arrangements, and making use of federal Clean Renewable Energy Bonds.
Energy Efficiency
The continued growth of energy efficiency in the Pacific Northwest forms the cornerstone of a power plan approved by a group of states in the region on Feb. 10.
Community Engagement
Close to 2,000 cities and towns in the U.S. have public power — electricity that comes from a community-owned utility. Public power utilities have no stockholders and are driven by the singular mission to serve their customers. They measure success by how much money stays within the community, not