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PUC to hear testimony this week on proposed Burrillville power plant

By Alex Kuffner, The Providence Journal, R.I. - The first round of evidentiary hearings on the natural gas-burning power plant proposed in Burrillville will take place this week and will focus on whether the regional electric grid actually needs the 1,000-megawatt facility and what the effects on Rhode Island ratepayers will be if it is built. More...

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approves size caps, rate structure for solar projects

- Minnesota utilities regulators Thursday maintained size caps on community solar gardens, a move developers say will squelch proposals for new projects. More...

Garden City, Wheatland sign off on rate settlement

By Scott Aust, The Garden City Telegram, Kan. - During a Friday morning special meeting, the Garden City Commission signed off on a settlement agreement regarding the rate Wheatland Electric Cooperative charges the city for accessing electricity through Wheatland's transmission system, which will save the city hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. More...
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EPA's oversight of Pilgrim questioned

By Christine Legere, Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. - Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency took a lot of flak during Thursday's hearing on a long-overdue water discharge permit at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. More...

California Energy Commission meets stiff opposition in Oxnard power plant proposal

By Wendy Leung, Ventura County Star, Calif. - Two words kept getting repeated Thursday when the California Energy Commission led a workshop in Oxnard -- environmental justice. More...

California Energy Commission to hold workshop on proposed Oxnard power plant

By Wendy Leung, Ventura County Star, Calif. - All things power plant will be discussed Thursday, when staff from the California Energy Commission will lead a public workshop at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. More...

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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 Order). This action aims to more...
By Lena Hansen
On: June 17, 2016
It has been more than three years since Superstorm Sandy came ashore, creating massive storm flooding, gasoline shortages, and more than a week of power outages. Sandy's devastation revealed critical gaps in New York's utility more...
By Miles Farmer
On: May 4, 2016
The Supreme Court's decision in Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing, LLC, is good news for clean energy. The Court's decision is very important because, in holding that Maryland exceeded its authority in adopting a program more...
By Dan Delurey
On: April 27, 2016
In my last column I looked backward and talked about past forays into competition within the electricity sector. Now it is time for me to toss out my thoughts on where we are going from more...
By Dan Delurey
On: April 4, 2016
Sometimes in order to see where we are going it is important to look at where we have been. That is likely true of the evolution of the electricity sector. more...

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