Utilities

Assessing the fire liability of utility companies

<b>To the editor:</b> California’s utilities support wildfire prevention programs and policies that help ensure public safety.<p>Unfortunately, Michael Hiltzik’s recent column misses the mark. Because utilities can and will be sued every time they are involved in a fire, they have every incentive to prevent …

Southern California Edison

After tax cut, Ohio utilities fight PUCO to maintain rates

Ohio electric utilities and state regulators are still butting heads over whether the utilities should pass on savings from last year’s tax cut to …

Solar Power

PJM asks FERC to delay 2019 capacity market auction

If FERC cannot deliver a final decision on market reforms before January, the grid operator said it will need to delay its capacity auction from May …

Auctions

City issues warning over phony Kitchener Utilities calls

The City of Kitchener has issued a warning to residents after receiving several complaints of people being contacted for phony water heater …

Water Heater

California Senate appropriations committee takes up ISO regionalization bill

State policymakers have been pushing hard for a regional market that would encompass all the western states for years, but opponents have been …

Senate Committees

Canadian utility buys US hydropower producer for $300M

​Ontario Power Generation will purchase Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC, which owns small hydropower dams across the United States.

Hydroelectric Power

Dow utilities surge as high dividend yield, defensive status provide a haven for investors

The utilities sector is among the few bright spots in Wednesday's broad-market selloff, as the sector's defensive nature and high dividend yield is …

Investing

US industrial production rises by modest 0.1 percent in July, held down by drop in mines, utilities

US industrial production rises by modest 0.1 percent in July, held down by drop in mines, utilities .

Economics

Vanguard Utilities ETF: A Nice Alternative For Bonds

<b>Interest rate sensitivity</b><p>Utilities are together with real estate the most negatively impacted by rising interest rates. When rates climb, utilities …

Investing

Readers' letters - August 1: Water utilities

Take back the tap – let’s take control of the clouds in our sky<p>Water supplies in England are owned by nine regional water companies – meaning the …

Manchester

Judge dismisses suit aimed at unraveling city’s utilities underground program

SAN DIEGO — A Superior Court judge Tuesday threw out a lawsuit aimed at halting the Utilities Underground program that buries utility lines in San …

San Diego

Indiana consumer advocate urges regulators to reject $900M Vectren generation plan

The state's Office of Utility Consumer Counselor says the utility didn't consider all alternatives to its plan to retire four of its five coal plants.

Natural Gas

Midwest Utilities Contemplate a Future Less Reliant on Coal

The Midwest has long been a wind energy hub. Now, an increasing number of the region's utilities are turning away from baseload coal and …

Fossil Fuels

Environmental Regulatory Rollbacks Are No Time for Utilities to Relax

The following is a viewpoint from J. Michael Showalter and Ryan Granholm, environmental attorneys at Schiff Hardin.<p>Continuing reductions in …

Pesticides

Moments that Matter - Oracle Whitepaper

Utilities worldwide are confronting the perfect storm. Demand is flattening for the first time in a century. Distributed generation is rising. New …

Customer Experience

Missouri court overrules regulators, finds PSC has jurisdiction over EV charging stations

By granting the state PSC jurisdiction over charging stations, the judge gave utilities a path to recover EV infrastructure investments from their …

Electric Vehicles

PG&E's landmark energy storage projects snagged by pushback

The CPUC extended the approval process for the four projects after critics filed comments claiming the utility did not meet regulatory criteria.

Energy Storage

Japan utilities, Glencore set annual coal contract at $110/T - sources

TOKYO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Japanese utilities and global mining giant Glencore have settled an Australian thermal coal import contract for April 2018-March 2019 at $110 a tonne, according to several people with knowledge of the matter.<p>The deals were struck between Glencore and Japanese utilities …

Environmentalism

RWE's valuation not reflecting its transition to renewables: Pro

Deepa Venkateswaran, senior research analyst for European utilities at Bernstein, speaks about German utilities company RWE.

Utilities

MISO plans storage market roles in response to FERC Order 841

Proposed rules would have two metrics for measuring energy storage capacity to help the resources participate in wholesale electricity markets.

Energy

Lawmakers skeptical of Gov. Brown's plan to alter California wildfire liability rules

As wildfires continue to spread throughout the state, lawmakers hesitate to tackle legislation that could be construed as a bailout for electric …

Wildfires

3.9M more EVs will not strain California's grid, Next 10 says

The presence of EV ride-sharing cars is likely to promote more daytime charging, the think tank forecasts, leading to lower renewable energy …

Electric Vehicles

Federal oversight board orders changes to PREPA budget

Puerto Rico's utility has until Wednesday to issue revised plans or risk the federal board imposing its budget.

Caribbean

Newly-released emails spark transparency concerns among California regulators

The heads of state energy agencies have been secretly meeting to develop policy, the Union-Tribune reports, reminiscent of a scandal that brought …

Southern California Edison

Exit fee: Deciding the fate of California's utilities and customer choice movement

Promised more renewables and lower utility bills, customers in California are flocking to newly-emerging Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs …

Customers

Study: EVs will have 20% of global mileage share by 2030

Researchers predict adoption will surge despite small current market share and government regulations, thanks in part to its use in other mobility …

Electric Vehicles

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp 2018 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

The following slide deck was published by Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp in conjunction with their 2018 Q2 earnings call.<p>115<p>Click to enlarge

Business

Florida grid hardening is working, PSC hurricane report concludes

Dive Brief:<p>Florida's efforts to harden grid infrastructure against storms are working, though more can be done, according to a report issued by the …

Florida

$5M gas efficiency pilot approved, headed to ConEd's NYC customers

Dive Brief:<p>Consolidated Edison Co. received New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) approval Thursday for its $5 million demand response …

Natural Gas

FERC halts Atlantic Coast, clears 3 other pipeline projects in busy Friday

Dive Brief:<p>The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday halted the construction of one major natural gas pipeline and declined to revisit …

Natural Gas