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Utility sustainability initiative still not hitting home with customers

Few local electric customers have any idea what their utility is planning to do to improve the environment despite a historic bipartisan infrastructure proposal that calls for the single largest federal investment in clean...

An idea to clear out the SPP interconnection queue backlog to reduce renewable PPA...

Clearing the current queue backlog is the focus of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) generator interconnection staff. However, they are missing a key long-term solution to address the root cause of backlog, identifying network...

Patty Durand, former DISTRIBUTECH committee member, launches campaign for Georgia PSC

Today, Patty Durand launched her campaign to be the Democratic nominee for Georgia Public Service Commissioner (PSC), District 2. Durand is running on the simple premise that the commission should protect consumers from high...

Hitachi to change ABB Power Grids joint venture name, extend focus in e-mobility, digital

Hitachi, which acquired a controlling stake and merged with ABB’s power grid business a year ago, is going to fully take the name of the merged company and expand its direction in e-mobility and...

AES Ohio’s grid modernization plan includes Landis+Gyr smart meters, AMI platform

The utility will install approximately 500K smart meters, a blended IP Landis+Gyr Gridstream network solution and cloud-based software. Today, Landis+Gyr Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Landis+Gyr Group AG said that it has reached an agreement...
Emissions

Massachusetts now requires DPU to consider carbon reductions, equity when reviewing new projects

While reliability and affordability remain crucial, the law adds four new criteria: safety, security from cyberattacks and physical sabotage, equity, and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

More than 11,000 CMP and Versant customers will soon be eligible for community solar

Yesterday, Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) announced that it has entered into a joint venture with Osaka Gas USA Corporation (OGUSA), a subsidiary of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., to construct, own and operate over 120 MW of community solar projects throughout...

Utility’s green energy plan fuels debate in Kansas, Missouri

Kansas' largest electric company expects to make its first big investments in solar energy over the next three years and promises zero net carbon emissions in 2045.

Canada invests in smart grid modernization and renewables

Canada’s Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways (SREPs) program is to award Canadian dollars $960 million (US $795 million) over next four years. The program launched by Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan Jr is to...
Transmission

SCE’s West of Devers transmission upgrade enables 7 GW of future renewable capacity

The delivery of renewable and energy storage capacity from desert areas and eastern California to the demand centers in the state will be hugely enabled with the recent major upgrade to a utility’s massive...