Maine`s governor proposes an end to net metering

- Dive Brief: Gov. Paul LePage of Maine (R) has proposed an end to the state`s solar net metering program, according to Maine Public Broadcasting. LePages proposal includes a three-year grandfather period that would allow residents who have installed solar panels to recover some of their investment. LePage wants to replace the states net metering program with a market-based approach. Dive ... more...
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Despite no wind farms built in second quarter, Oklahoma still fourth in U.S. in wind capacity

PAUL MONIES The Oklahoman - Oklahoma didn't complete any wind farms in the second quarter, but the state has more than 1,100 megawatts under construction so far this year, a national wind trade group said Tuesday in its latest market report. more...
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PRC to hold hearing on power plan for Facebook facility

By Rebecca Moss, The Santa Fe New Mexican - The state Public Regulation Commission received just one comment from the public on a utility's request to power a proposed Facebook data center with renewable energy. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Environmental groups decry natural gas conversion of power plant

By Luther Turmelle, New Haven Register, Conn. - A coalition of environmental groups says a plan to convert a coal-fired Bridgeport power plant to one that runs on natural gas is indicative of a faulty regionwide strategy when it comes to addressing global warming. more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management

Alliant Energy announces $1 billion wind project to advance clean energy; Project supports Iowa's vision for growing renewable energy

- Iowans will soon see a significant increase in clean, economical wind generation from Alliant Energy. more...
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Decision on North Wales Wind Farms Connection announced

- The scheme involves the construction, instillation, operation and maintenance of a 17.4 km 132kv electric line between Clocaenog Forest, Denbighshire, and a point south of the unnamed Groesffordd Marli to Glascoed Road and the B5381 (Glascoed Road) near St Asaph, Denbighshire. more...
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Posted By: Kathleen Wolf Davis
On: July 27, 2016
Con Edison is developing a mobile battery system that will supply neighborhoods with clean power when high demand for electricity causes equipment problems on the grid, increasing the potential for more...
Filed under: Energy Storage
Posted By: Ellen Smith
On: July 25, 2016
Most Americans are familiar with the high profile hacking incidents of recent years-the public exposure of Sony Pictures' private email, for instance, or the theft of credit card information belonging more...
Filed under: Information Technology
Posted By: Diane Munns
On: July 22, 2016
As a former state utility regulator, I know the difficulty of balancing competing interests in making decisions and communicating those decisions to constituents. Solutions deemed "fair" by some parties may more...
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Posted By: Lee Williams
On: July 20, 2016
"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." A familiar catchphrase in American culture from the classic "The Wizard of Oz" where Dorothy, the heroine of the story, finds more...
Filed under: Risk & Operations
Posted By: Marc Rauch
On: July 18, 2016
Recently, New York took a major step toward rethinking utility economics when it issued the "Order Adopting a Ratemaking and Utility Revenue Model Policy Framework" (also known as Track 2 more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

AESP Summer Conference: Technology... The Great Game Changer

Tuesday Aug 16, 2016 - Thursday Aug 18, 2016 - Chicago , Illinois - United States

2016 AESP Summer Conference Technology – The Great Game Changer August 16-18 - Chicago In recent times, the role of technology has branched out into different directions. No longer is technology just a part of energy efficiency that is responsible for providing the products that save energy. Instead, it is the force that is instigating much of the change in the industry today. From smart meters, analytics and other technologies that are taking demand response to new levels; to photovoltaics, storage, EVs and microgrids that have created an exciting new world of DER…you cannot afford to miss this AESP conference on technology in EE. more...


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