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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission noting his “strong interest” in FERC “expeditiously finalizing a strong transmission planning and cost allocation rule, as well as a federal backstop electric transmission siting rule.”
Distributed Energy Resources
Arizona public power utility Salt River Project and Clēnera on July 24 announced a power purchase agreement under which SRP will purchase a large amount of additional energy from a solar energy project in the state.
Electricity Markets
Grid operators this week are preparing for an increase in power demand with forecasts for continued hot temperatures across much of the U.S. On July 24, the Midcontinent ISO said that it anticipates high demand in its North and Central Regions this week due to extreme heat. “We are coordinating with
The Senate Committee on Appropriations on July 20 approved the Fiscal Year 2024 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill, which includes $1.2 billion to be spent through 2026 to “enhance the domestic supply chain for the manufacture of electric grid components.” This supply chain funding is
Customer Service
The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has discovered that texting can help it reach its digitalization goals, as well as improve employee efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Distributed Energy Resources
The Department of the Interior on July 20 said it will hold the first-ever offshore wind energy lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico.