Two electric vehicle (EV) promotional groups are pushing to get new muscle into teaching consumers about EV ownership. Their idea: that electric utilities should be able to recover the costs, via customers’ electric rates, of EV education and outreach (E&O) programs.
This cost recovery, if ap... Read More »
Specific workers at America’s electric utilities who have heroically worked to keep the lights on during the ongoing pandemic should more quickly receive COVID-19 vaccinations, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
“We urge you to consider that a subset of the energy w... Read More »
Net metering — the billing mechanism that allows electric utility customers to be compensated for the electricity they sell back to their utility — should be reformed to best support all customers, according to a new study published by the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF), a Washing... Read More »
Southern Company has published a Sustainable Financing Framework, which allows the company to issue sustainable financing instruments and allocate the proceeds to investments in green and social project categories.
The framework, published on Jan. 4, aligns with Southern Company’s sustainabili... Read More »
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) will file a request in the coming months with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) for new base rates.
FPL intends to propose a four-year rate plan that would begin in January 2022. FPL has not requested a general rate increase since 2016. The new four-y... Read More »
A new wind farm, the Gratiot Farms Wind Project, came online in Michigan last month, bringing 150 MW of renewable energy to Consumers Energy, or enough to power another 58,000 residents.
With this addition, which was acquired from Enel Green Power America, Consumers produces enough power from th... Read More »
In an inventory of electricity generators for 2021, the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that the bulk of 39.7 GW of new electricity generating capacity for the year will come from renewable sources.
Solar stands to gain the most this year, representing 39 percent of... Read More »
Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are seeking sources of additional generation capacity to meet a potential energy shortfall that will be created by the expected retirements of several coal-fired electric plants.
The companies issue a request for proposals last we... Read More »
Black Hills Energy will file a Clean Energy Plan with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission that details its plan to achieve an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030.
Black Hills Energy, which provides electric and natural gas service to nearly 290,000 customers in Col... Read More »
Regional electric utility El Paso Electric (EPE) filed its Transportation Electrification Plan (TEP) with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) last week, providing a two-year idea for increasing electric vehicle (EV) use through new smart infrastructure programs.
The company intend... Read More »