Mar 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Marc Lifsher Los Angeles Times - The embattled Public Utility Commission's legal bill for criminal defense by an outside law firm is growing rapidly. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
(The Associated Press) - Mar 30 - Duke Energy today announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the sale of its non-regulated Midwest Commercial Generation Business to Dynegy for $2.8 billion in cash. more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
(The Associated Press) - Mar 30 - The Board of Governors of the California Independent System Operator (ISO) approved an update to its 2014-2016 strategic plan by adding a blueprint for dealing with challenges emerging in the energy industry while further greening the grid. more... Filed under: Grid Operations
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The electricity industry is undergoing rapid changes in response to policy push as an outcome from climate change concerns and disruption pull from products and solutions such as distributed energy more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
The buzzword in the solar industry these days is "storage." Because solar only produces power when the sun is shining, technologies need to be developed to store solar energy so more... Filed under: Energy Storage
Energy efficiency must play a key role in state plans to implement an EPA rule created to cut carbon pollution, and should be fully integrated into the state's overall compliance more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
In 1987, there were approximately 175 investor-owned utilities. Little or no consolidation had occurred since the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 broke up Samuel Insull's empire and effectively more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
While many people recognize the value of analytics to gain insight into data across an organization, analytics initiatives often compete against other utility projects for limited funds and resources. Moving these analytics initiatives to the top of the priority queue frequently involves more than a business case and corporate buy-in. more...
While the power sector waits for MATS to be resolved and for the final Clean Power Plan rule from EPA, companies in the power and fuel sectors must continue to develop plans and make investments. In this webinar, ICF will discuss its views of the gas, coal, power, and renewable markets through 2040 to support those types of decisions, all in the context of the regulatory and fundamental market factors that drive them. more...
Join your peers in the demand management industry for the Comverge Utility Conference (CUC) April 8-10 at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Investor-owned utilities, public power utilities, electric cooperative utilities, regulators, vendors, and consultants in attendance will hear from noted industry experts on hot topics in demand response, energy efficiency, and customer engagement. more...