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ERCOT board fires CEO Magness in wake of Texas February power freezeout

Staff and wire reports Another political victim has fallen in the aftermath of Texas’ disastrous power outages during the historic February freeze. The board of directors for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas canned CEO Bill...

American Society of Civil Engineers grades U.S. energy infrastructure at C-, cites $200B funding...

Things are looking up, ever so slightly, for upgrading America’s infrastructure, but the need is still great in both energy and beyond, according to a new American Society of Civil Engineers report. The ASCE’s report...

Kansas lawmakers look to help cities with huge energy costs

Driven by pleas from desperate local officials, Kansas legislators moved unusually quickly Wednesday to create a state low-interest loan program to help cities cover spikes in costs associated with providing heat and electricity to their residents during last month's intense cold snap.

New Electric Highway Coalition plans to connect US Gulf Coast, Midwest and Atlantic State...

 AEP, Dominion, Duke, Entergy, Southern Company and TVA to add EV Fast Chargers in their regions. Utilities welcome others to join them. Six major utilities announced a plan to ensure that electric vehicle drivers have...

CSI and Pineapple Energy merging to focus on residential DER and VPPs

Communications Systems, Inc. (CSI), an IoT intelligent edge products and services company, announced that it entered into a definitive merger agreement with privately held Pineapple Energy, an operator and consolidator of residential solar, battery...

Democratic senators propose clean energy tax credits

Two U.S. senators from states with declining manufacturing sectors are pushing to invest $8 billion through tax credits to create clean energy jobs.

Texas top utility regulator quits in fallout over blackouts

Texas' top utilities regulator resigned Monday in the widening fallout from blackouts triggered by an unusually heavy and widespread winter storm that left millions in the state without power and water for days.

Financial freeze from winter storm sends Texas electric coop into Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The deep freeze that knocked out much of the Texas grid has claimed a key power provider as one of its first financial victims. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, which serves more than 1.5 million customers...

AG sues Texas utility over customers’ sky-high energy bills

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' attorney general said Monday he's suing electricity provider Griddy for passing along massive bills to its customers during last month's winter storm. The lawsuit comes days after Texas' power grid manager effectively...

New US DOE report offers pathways to support the electricity system of the future

A national transmission policy is one of several recommendations. A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides a suite of recommendations for improving the U.S. electric power system in light...