The Arkansas Public Service Commission approved the 100-megawatt Searcy Solar project in White County.
The solar facility, owned by Entergy Arkansas, will be the largest utility-owned solar project in the state. It will feature 10 megawatts of battery storage. It is slated to be operational in 20... Read More »
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) fast-tracked the approval of electric bill reductions for customers of four state utilities. The reductions should provide a measure of relief from the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With electric utilities experiencing lower fuel costs,... Read More »
Virginia Tech and EnerVest Operating LLC, working out of a National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)-supported field lab, are continuing a drilling investigation of unconventional shale reservoirs in Central Appalachia.
The effort includes drilling a casing shoe of a 15,000-foot characterizati... Read More »
Last year, U.S. energy production overtook consumption for the first time in 62 years due to a mix of production growth and moderate consumption decrease.
In all, the United States produced 101 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) of energy, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administr... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy is awarding $131 million for carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) research and development (R&D) projects.
About $46 million of that is for a new funding opportunity called Engineering-Scale Testing from Coal- and Natural-Gas-B... Read More »
The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project remains on schedule, reported owner Dominion Energy.
The project team and contractors have implemented processes to navigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Two vessels – the M/V Sarah Bordelon and M/V Marcelle Bordelon contracted throug... Read More »
Thanks to falling fuel rates -- owed in large part to tumbling natural gas prices -- Duke Energy Progress has proposed a decrease to monthly fuel costs for its South Carolina customers, beginning July 1.
If approved, the summer change would bring the typical residential customer’s bills down ar... Read More »
Following a report from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) on methods capable of restoring the nation’s place in the global nuclear energy industry, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released a statement commending the efforts.
For Murkowski, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Re... Read More »
Some proposals under consideration in U.S. Congress would set federally mandated moratoriums on electric and gas utility debt collection, service disconnections, reconnection fees and rate hikes amid the coronavirus pandemic, but utility regulators have argued that states should have jurisdiction ov... Read More »
The Cyberspace Solarium Commission issued a report on how utility commissioners can strengthen the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure, particularly the electric grid.
The report includes more than 80 recommendations organized into six key pillars.
“Every aspect of society – from... Read More »