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Lawsuit says Alabama blocking solar power with unfair fees

The fees imposed by the Alabama Power company on customers who generate their own electricity with rooftop or on-site solar panels are now the subject of a federal lawsuit against the state's regulators.

Omaha Public Power securing Wärtsilä gas-fired engines to balance solar PV

Omaha Public Power District, a municipal power provider in Nebraska, has contracted Wärtsilä to supply natural gas-fired engines for a grid balancing plant. The 156-MW multi-fuel engine power plant will be part of the municipal...

New York’s Sugar Hill community solar farm testing real-time optimal power flow software

On June 16, Latham, NY based community solar developer U.S. Light Energy, along with its partner Standard Solar hosted the CEO of National Grid John Pettigrew and the utility’s US President Badar Khan on a...

APS exploring new tariff for aggregated demand-side resources, issues RFP

Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) is hoping that tapping into demand-side technologies will help it meet its clean energy goals. To that end, the utility recently issued a Distributed Demand-side Resources (DDSR) Request for...

California CCA launches community solar program aimed at energy equity

This week Marin Clean Energy (MCE) a community choice aggregator in California announced the launch of two new programs, Community Solar Connection and Green Access, aimed at energy equity and affordability. MCE will be...

California tests off-grid solutions to combat power outages

When a wildfire tore through Briceburg nearly two years ago, the tiny community on the edge of Yosemite National Park lost the only power line connecting it to the electrical grid.

ComEd’s new “Give-A-Ray” program expands access to community solar

The Mayor of Rockford, Ill., this week joined community solar provider Nexamp and ComEd to launch Give-A-Ray, a new 15-year program to provide solar energy benefits and savings to low and moderate income customers...

MGM unveils solar project it says will power 13 Vegas hotels

MGM Resorts International switched on a giant solar farm Monday that will power up to 90% of the company's 13 Las Vegas properties and 36,000 hotel rooms.

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...

Southwest utilities bet on solar, storage for resilience against wildfires

As drought and wildfire risks intensify across the Southwest, utilities are turning to solar, storage and microgrids to bolster electric grid resiliency.