Utilities

United Utilities on hand to offer water bill advice

Date published: 16 February 2018<p>The United Utilities advice roadshow is heading to Oldham<p>United Utilities is taking to the road to offer help and …

Manchester

SC relief for State power utilities

In a major relief to the public power utilities of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.), the Supreme Court on Friday upheld an order of the A.P. Electricity …

Andhra Pradesh

NTPC eyes 100% equity in some JVs with state utilities, stressed assets

Sources meanwhile indicated that NTPC could be in talks with Bihar utilities for two joint venture projects at Kanti and Nabinagar. Photo: AFP<p><b>New</b> …

Renewable Energy

Marijuana growers are seeing the (LED) light on energy efficiency

When Juddy and Danielle Rosellison built their marijuana grow operation in 2014, using LED lighting wasn't as widely accepted as it is today. And …

Cannabis

PJM board sends competing capacity market reforms to FERC

Dive Brief:​<p>The PJM Board of Managers on Friday announced it would send two competing proposals to reform its capacity market to the Federal Energy …

Net Neutrality

Marijuana grow houses boost Denver power demand, complicating efficiency plans

Dive Brief:<p>Some 45% of the growth in Denver's power growth is coming from its booming legal marijuana industry, the Denver Post reports, and city …

Cannabis

California's largest utility offers farm rates, efficiency programs to marijuana growers

Dive Brief:<p>Just months after California voters elected to legalize recreational marijuana use, the state's largest utility has said it will offer …

Cannabis

Energy Use Increases Dramatically in States Legalizing Marijuana: Energy Experts to Publicly Discuss Implications for First Time in Northeast

<b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b><p>Contact: Jennifer Marrapese<br>Executive Director<br>Northeast Sustainable Energy Association <br>[email protected]<br>413-774-6051 x23<p><b>Energy</b> …

Cannabis

HC issues notice to UNA on strike

The Kerala High Court on Thursday asked the State government to inform the court whether it has issued any notification declaring hospital services …

India

Aust shares open up after Wall St gains 1%

The Australian share market has followed the strong lead of Wall Street as investors react positively to signs of rising US inflation.<p>The Australian …

Stock Markets

MISO monitor says lack of authority hurt operator's performance during January cold snap

A frigid cold snap in January forced almost 10 GW of capacity offline, revealing weaknesses in the Midcontinent ISO.

Texas

FERC issues storage, reliability orders, calls conference on aggregated DERs

The commission directed grid operators to design rules that allow storage to provide energy, capacity and ancillary services, as well as set …

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

How solar owners' post-hurricane demand for batteries could impact utilities

Extreme weather is driving customers to solar-plus-storage as backup power, but they can use it to cut back on electricity use, too

Solar Power

If it ain't broke, don't fix it: NYPA transforms utility maintenance with data-driven approach

The New York Power Authority's new monitoring and diagnostic approach may soon be used by utilities around the country.

Florida Power & Light

Smart City Pioneers: Forging Solutions to Early Challenges

Many share the hope that today’s troubled urban centers can be transformed into tomorrow’s smart cities. At a recent conference, “Smart Utilities: A …

Smart Cities

Moose Jaw city council approves 5.01% property tax increase, 15% water utility increase

It’s looking like Moose Jaw residents are going to have to dig deeper in their pockets this year after city council gave initial approval to a 5.01 …

Canadian News

New ISO-NE report warns fuel supply could harm reliability

The report echoes similar warnings the grid operator produced earlier this year following a cold snap in late December and early January.

Energy

Grid operations technologies protected customers from the bomb cyclone

The technologies showed their value for saving consumers money and improving system reliability and resilience, demonstrating the potential benefits …

Maryland is first state to launch energy storage tax credit

The Maryland Energy Administration is accepting applications for storage projects installed this year and will award up to $750,000 to residential …

Solar Power

California regulators first to allow multiple revenue streams for energy storage

The state has approved rules that increase the ways for energy storage systems to make money, for example, through frequency regulation, capacity or …

Energy Storage

Mayor Barry signs executive order that recognizes trees as public utility

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Mayor Megan Barry has announced a program that will protect the city’s trees.<p>The mayor said trees are constantly cut down …

Megan Barry

New Massachusetts bill seeks 1.77 GW storage target, quicker renewables transition

The legislation would also direct state regulators to develop rules that exceed those adopted by the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement.

Clean Technology

EIA: Hawaii electricity prices are highest, but South Carolinians spend the most

The average South Carolina resident spent $1,753 on electricity in 2016, about $400 more than the U.S. average and nearly twice the average customer …

Solar Power

Is the third pillar of electricity delivery preventing the building of the first two?

Utilities and distributed energy resource advocates agree the grid needs new technologies to serve 21st century demand, but they differ over what …

The Current Market Backdrop For Utilities

Total demand is lower.<p>As a result, utilities have only modest pricing power.<p>Thankfully, the cost of their inputs is contained.<p>Utilities are …

Business

Batteries will boost yearly solar plant output by 500 MWh, FPL says

The utility's Citrus Solar Energy Center was completed in 2016, but now has a 4 MW/16 MWh storage system that will allow the plant to continue …

Solar Power

Massachusetts agency wants efficiency standards for nascent pot industry

The marijuana industry uses a lot of electricity, and state officials want standards to manage the plant's energy usage.

Cannabis

Is PURPA done? New bill takes aim at law's mandatory purchase obligation

The law has been under fire for much of its 40-year history, but changes proposed in November could be the most significant yet.

Renewable Energy

APS to install 50 MW, 135 MWh solar-shifting battery

Dive Brief:<p>Arizona Public Service will install a 50 MW, 135 MWh battery that will help it shift the output of a 65 MW solar farm to deliver power …

Solar Power

HECO's $205M grid modernization plan nabs regulatory approval

The utility's six-year plan focuses on near-term improvements that help prepare the distribution grid for Hawaii's 100% renewables mandate.

Solar Power