California and Massachusetts were tied for the top spot in the latest edition of the 2016 state energy efficiency scorecard published by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Details of the scorecard were released on Sept. 27.
Gil Quiniones, president and CEO of the New York Power Authority and the new chairman of the Alliance to Save Energy, recently underscored the bipartisan nature of energy efficiency and detailed the economic benefits that flow from energy efficiency.
Michael Paoli is a veteran of the United States Air Force who now works as chief communication officer and manager of public affairs at Energy Northwest in Washington.
The top five issues facing utilities this year are physical and cyber security, distributed energy policy, rate design reform, aging grid infrastructure and the reliable integration of renewables and distributed energy resources, according to the results of a survey of professionals in the utility industry.
As it works to refine uplift cost allocation and transparency in electricity markets operated by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should make some changes in the approach it outlined in a notice of proposed rulemaking in January, the American Public Power Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association told FERC on April 10.
Twenty-nine of the nation's more than 2,000 public power utilities earned "the Reliable Public Power Provider, or RP3, designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service, APPA reported on April 4.